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  • AVG Crumble Blocks Tracking on Sites You Visit, No Lists Required

    Eric Ravenscraft
    28 Apr 2015 | 4:30 am
    Chrome: Browser cookies aren’t inherently evil, but third-party cookies can lead to unwanted tracking. AVG’s new Chrome extension Crumble aims to alleviate that problem by blocking trackers, without breaking the sites you visit.Read more...
  • Apple, Inc to darken the sun in 2017

    1 Apr 2015 | 12:01 am
    Daniel Eran Dilger Apple’s increasing reliance on solar energy to power its data centers and other facilities will coincide with an extensive darkening of the sun in the United States within two years, scientists say. The company has hinted at such plans in its coded marketing messages ever since it began taking over the smartphone […]
  • iPhone sales, App Store growth and iPad woes: 7 things we learnt from Apple's Q2

    The Inquirer
    28 Apr 2015 | 3:22 am
    Our top seven takeaways from firm's January to March quarter
  • Apple Boasts Over 3,500 Apple Watch Apps Already Available

    TechCrunch » Gadgets
    Darrell Etherington
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:38 pm
     Apple CEO Tim Cook said on today’s company earnings call that there are over 3,500 apps available at launch for the Apple Watch, which is better than the 1,000 total that were ready for iPad when that device launched in April of 2010, and 7 times the 500 apps available when the iPhone’s App Store first debuted in July 2008. Read More
  • New Security Flaw Allows Attackers to Hijack WordPress Sites

    Yael Grauer
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:47 pm
    Time to install a new security patch.
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  • Shanghai's Natural History Museum opens for business

    Adam Williams
    28 Apr 2015 | 3:18 am
    Global architecture firm Perkins + Will recently completed work on Shanghai's Natural History Museum and it's now open for business. With more than 10,000 artifacts from around the world stretched over 4.45 hectares (11 acres) of floorspace, it's a big and ambitious project that – while calling it sustainable would be a push – does boast a significant amount of green design. .. Continue Reading Shanghai's Natural History Museum opens for business Section: Architecture Tags: History, Museum, Shanghai, sustainable design Related Articles: Romania's digital museum merges sustainable…
  • Get The Satechi 4-Port USB Clamp Hub For Over 25% Off

    Nick Lavars
    28 Apr 2015 | 1:09 am
    A shortage of USB ports is always frustrating, worsened by the inaccessible ports on desktop PCs and Macs. An easy solution has arrived in the USB Clamp Hub, serving up four extra ports at the front of your monitor. Now at 28% off, your best opportunity for convenience is here... Continue Reading Get The Satechi 4-Port USB Clamp Hub For Over 25% Off Section: Computers Related Articles: Wheelblades mini wheelchair skis for snow and ice Joby introduces GoPro-friendly actioncam mounts Multimedia-ready laptop Brando's 16-port USB hub can share your stuff between two computers Joby's latest mini…
  • Twin-fuselage Carplane prototype makes public debut

    David Szondy
    28 Apr 2015 | 12:56 am
    We've been teased with the prospect of a flying car for years now, with many designs, like the Terrafugia Transition, having been under development for some time but yet to arrive in garages or hangars. The Braunschweig-based company, Carplane hopes to square the circle with a twin-fuselage roadable monoplane that made its first public appearance in prototype form at the recent AERO show in Friedrichshafen, Germany. .. Continue Reading Twin-fuselage Carplane prototype makes public debut Section: Aircraft Tags: Aircraft, Aviation, Cars, Flying Cars, Prototype Related Articles: 'Flying…
  • Lockheed Martin's drones widen the net for search and rescue missions

    Nick Lavars
    27 Apr 2015 | 11:07 pm
    Spreading eyeballs as widely as possible can make all the difference in the early stages of search and rescue operations. With the recent rise of drones, this has come to include getting eyes up into the sky to give some first responders an aerial perspective. The latest move to enhance search and rescue efforts comes from Lockheed Martin, which will team up with non-profit Project Lifesaver to help locate people with cognitive disorders that wander away from their home. .. Continue Reading Lockheed Martin's drones widen the net for search and rescue missions Section: Aircraft Tags: Drone,…
  • Facebook rolls out free video calls for its Messenger mobile app

    Nick Lavars
    27 Apr 2015 | 10:08 pm
    The world's largest social network has today added free video calls to its Messenger mobile app. The move pits Facebook against already established video chat services, such as Apple Facetime, Microsoft's Skype and Google Hangouts, affording users yet another way to get some remote face-to-face time with the tap of a button. .. Continue Reading Facebook rolls out free video calls for its Messenger mobile app Section: Telecommunications Tags: Facebook, Instant Messaging, Video Calling Related Articles: Alternatives to Facebook Messenger for desktop Standalone Hangouts app puts Google's chat…
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    Rackspace Startups

  • Startup Conversation with Steve “Woz” Wozniak

    16 Apr 2015 | 11:45 am
    Launching a startup can be a risky endeavor.  Often it requires leaving a more comfortable, stable endeavor for a much less certain proposition.  The motivation to take this leap of faith is unique to each founder.  In this video interview, Steve Wozniak discusses leaving Hewlett Packard to start Apple Computer with Steve Jobs, his reluctance to leave a job that made him happy and why he finally decided to take the plunge.
  • Productify and The Rackspace Startup Program

    7 Apr 2015 | 2:25 pm
    Productify, an Alexandria, NSW, Australia startup has built a B2B information management service that simplifies the process for bringing products from supplier to retailer. With Productify, suppliers store all their product information and images online and then share it to retailers online by invitation. Productify tracks the exchange between supplier and retailer and also resizes images automatically to meet individual retailers’ specifications. In this video, Productify’s Founder & CEO Doron Ostrin talks with Rackspace about the importance of the Rackspace Startup Program and…
  • Fashion Metric and the Rackspace Startup Program

    6 Jan 2015 | 3:10 pm
    Fashion Metric is a big data SaaS solution for apparel retailers and brands to gather intelligence about their customers and personalize the online apparel shopping experience. By deploying a comprehensive technology to calculate a customer’s full set of body measurements in seconds, FM helps customers get measured for custom clothing or select the best ready-to-wear size. In this video, Fashion Metric Founder & CTO Morgan Linton talks to Rackspace about how his fashion-centric startup allows Rackspace to focus on infrastructure, Cloud hosting and server environments, while his…
  • Polycom: The Leader in HD Video Conferencing

    Robert Scoble
    19 Jun 2014 | 8:39 am
    Looking for ways to collaborate and help your organization defy distance? For more than 20 years, Polycom phones have powered voice conversations in over 4 million conference rooms worldwide. Today, Polycom offers a variety of solutions to fit the need of every room– from the home office to cubicles to boardrooms and more. Polycom RealPresence room video solutions are simple to operate and consistently deliver a flawless visual communications experience.
  • Scoble Discusses Performance-Based Advertising with Marimedia’s Founder Maia Shiran

    Robert Scoble
    19 Jun 2014 | 8:37 am
    Robert Scoble speaks with Maia Shiran, founder and COO of Marimedia Ltd. a Herzliya-based startup about to go public, that helps publishers and website owners generate revenue through performance-based advertising. They also look at Qadabra, Marimedia’s new self-serve platform for blogs and smaller websites.
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  • Apple, Inc to darken the sun in 2017

    1 Apr 2015 | 12:01 am
    Daniel Eran Dilger Apple’s increasing reliance on solar energy to power its data centers and other facilities will coincide with an extensive darkening of the sun in the United States within two years, scientists say. The company has hinted at such plans in its coded marketing messages ever since it began taking over the smartphone […]
  • Inside iCloud: Apple Inc has quietly doubled its Reno, Nevada data center site

    29 Mar 2015 | 11:53 am
    Apple has greatly expanded its data center near Reno, Nev., about four hours east of Silicon Valley. However, it appears that the company’s aggressive growth in iCloud server capacity is only just getting started, with massive room for expansion surrounding the facilities. The initial facilities at Apple’s data center within the new Reno Technology Park […]
  • Site cleared for Apple’s new flagship retail store at San Francisco’s Union Square

    24 Mar 2015 | 3:21 pm
    Daniel Eran Dilger Apple’s efforts to build a large new flagship store at Union Square in San Francisco have nearly completed the demolition of the existing building on the site, where little remains apart from a concrete foundation, steps and a folk art fountain that will be relocated as part of the construction project. . […]
  • Apple Inc Campus 2 Spaceship Ring tops out cafeteria segment (video)

    21 Mar 2015 | 3:57 pm
    Daniel Eran Dilger The grand, expansive dining area portal of the center “Spaceship” Ring in Apple’s Campus 2 mega-project has reached its ceiling, with a steel structure now only barely visible over the construction barrier from the street, but clearly discernible from the air. Apple Campus 2 Gates, from the street . The current view […]
  • Inside Greater China: An exclusive look at Apple in Shenzhen

    19 Mar 2015 | 3:59 pm
    Daniel Eran Dilger Apple has singled out Greater China–including mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan–as a primary growth center. AppleInsider took a trip to learn more, starting with a week exploring Taiwan followed by a week in Hong Kong and a week in Guangdong Province in the People’s Republic of China. Futian District, Shenzhen. River […]
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  • Cree Wants to Make Your Office Lighting Less Ugly

    Brian Barrett
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:02 am
    A product from LED specialist Cree brings new optical technology to overhead office lighting. It provides relief from the washed-out grossness that plagues cubicles everywhere. The post Cree Wants to Make Your Office Lighting Less Ugly appeared first on WIRED.
  • David Chang’s Startup Is a Restaurant Without a Restaurant

    Issie Lapowsky
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Question: What would a restaurant be like if you couldn't actually go to a restaurant? Answer: Maple. The post David Chang’s Startup Is a Restaurant Without a Restaurant appeared first on WIRED.
  • You Can Now Experience Lip Sync Battle in Virtual Reality

    Angela Watercutter
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    In a short amount of time, Lip Sync Battle has become a factory for viral videos. Can it be just as addictive in VR? The post You Can Now Experience Lip Sync Battle in Virtual Reality appeared first on WIRED.
  • Netflix, Stop Spamming Us With Crappy New Shows

    Eric Thurm
    28 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Increasingly, Netflix's development process appears to be less precision strike and more flailing carpet bombing. The post Netflix, Stop Spamming Us With Crappy New Shows appeared first on WIRED.
  • We Try a New Exoskeleton for Construction Workers

    Adam Rogers
    28 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Ekso Bionics is building an exoskeleton that doesn't suck---really. The post We Try a New Exoskeleton for Construction Workers appeared first on WIRED.
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    Digg Top Stories

  • The Design Genius Of The Golden Age Of Air Travel

    28 Apr 2015 | 5:32 am
    In 1965, long before Apple’s design chief Jonny Ive took control of both the form and function of his company’s products, Braniff Airways turned to the designer Alexander Girard to create a corporate identity that could function as the company’s strategy. The plan they hatched was called “The End of the Plain Plane”; Girard delivered.
  • This Library Lets You Borrow A Sledge Hammer

    28 Apr 2015 | 5:32 am
    The Somerville Tool Library is where the real sharing economy is happening.
  • Forever Fifteen

    28 Apr 2015 | 5:32 am
    When we are heartbroken, why do we turn to the music we loved as teens?
  • Nonviolence As Compliance

    28 Apr 2015 | 4:27 am
    Officials calling for calm can offer no rational justification for Gray's death, and so they appeal for order.
  • All You Need Is One Jacket This Time Of Year. This Is The One.

    28 Apr 2015 | 4:27 am
    You've never seen a jacket like this. Water-repellent for the rain, laser-drilled ventilation for the heat, and 4-way stretch for when you eat too much. It's perfect for three seasons. And who wants to go out in winter, anyway?
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    Holy Kaw!

  • Hilarious lion prank terrifies bystanders [video]

    Josh Urich
    27 Apr 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Here's the setup. A guy dressed like a lion tamer runs up to innocent bystanders and tells them that he's with the circus and his lion just escaped. Moments later, a dog in a lion's mane runs by––you can imagine the people's reactions. The post Hilarious lion prank terrifies bystanders [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • 8 natural ways to fight anxiety

    Kate Rinsema
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:46 pm
    According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness affecting adults today, and it's no surprise considering how many of us are juggling family and work responsibilities on top of whatever else life throws at us. The post 8 natural ways to fight anxiety appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • The best baby announcement you’ll ever see [video]

    Josh Urich
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:00 pm
    There are lots of ways to tell your friends and family that you're having a baby. Most people go for the simple letter or phone calls. But this couple did something more interesting: they made a movie trailer. The post The best baby announcement you’ll ever see [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Stud farmer’s hay bales deemed pornographic by police

    Kate Rinsema
    27 Apr 2015 | 6:31 pm
    We can think of a number of different ads for a stud farm that would toe the line of taste more than this poor Australian farmer's, yet he's refusing to back away from his work (pun completely intended) per police instructions. The post Stud farmer’s hay bales deemed pornographic by police appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • How much do grades really matter? [video]

    Josh Urich
    27 Apr 2015 | 6:00 pm
    More and more, kids are stressing about grades. Often because their parents are pressuring them. But how much do grades really matter? This video explores that question, and the answer may surprise you. The post How much do grades really matter? [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
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  • Needs an update for Apple Watch.

    28 Apr 2015 | 5:01 am
    Needs an update for Apple Watch.
  • "763 different jokes slotted in."

    28 Apr 2015 | 2:51 am
    "763 different jokes slotted in.": Jonah Weiner:The Woodland Hills screening promised something more practical than a sense of how “Spy” would fare in the wild: A microphone placed at the front of the theater would provide White with a recording of the audience’s laughter, against which to edit future versions of the film. If a joke didn’t send the crest of the waveform sufficiently high, it would either be tweaked or replaced with an alternate joke and demoted to the film’s “B-cut” — a version composed of jokes that hadn’t killed but that Feig wasn’t ready to trash. Some…
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  • "We travel for romance, we travel for architecture, and we travel to be lost. There’s nothing better..."

    27 Apr 2015 | 6:59 am
    “We travel for romance, we travel for architecture, and we travel to be lost. There’s nothing better than to walk around Paris and not know where in hell you are.” - Ray Bradbury, in an interview from 1990 interview.
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  • How To Increase the Number of Female Engineers

    28 Apr 2015 | 5:12 am writes: Lina Nilsson writes in an op-ed piece in the NY Times that she looks with despair at estimates that only about 14 percent of engineers in the work force are women. But there may be a solution to the disparity that is much simpler than targeted recruitment efforts. "An experience here at the University of California, Berkeley, where I teach, suggests that if the content of the work itself is made more societally meaningful, women will enroll in droves," writes Nilsson. "That applies not only to computer engineering but also to more traditional, equally male-dominated…
  • A Cheap, Ubiquitous Earthquake Warning System

    28 Apr 2015 | 2:11 am
    Tekla Perry writes: Earthquake alert systems that give a 10 or 20 second warning of an impending temblor, enabling automatic systems to shut down and people to take cover, are hugely expensive to build and operate. (One estimate is $38.3 milllion for equipment to span California, and another $16.1 million annually to operate.) But a Palo Alto entrepreneur thinks he's got a way to sense earthquakes and provide alerts far more cheaply and with much greater resolution. And he's got money from the National Science Foundation to begin the first test of his system — covering the Bay Area from…
  • Kerbal Space Program 1.0 Released After 4 Years of Development

    28 Apr 2015 | 12:44 am
    hampton2600 writes: The beloved space simulator game Kerbal Space Program has just hit version 1.0 after four years in development. It has risen to prominence in public beta, but the full release brings a host of new features: "The flight model has had a complete overhaul, meaning the lift is now calculated correctly to all lift-generating parts, which includes lifting bodies. The drag simulation has also been completely revised, and uses automatically pre-calculated data based on the each part’s geometry, to be finally applied based on not just the orientation of parts in flight, but…
  • Why Our Antiquated Power Grid Needs Battery Storage

    27 Apr 2015 | 11:14 pm
    Lucas123 writes: Last year, renewable energy sources accounted for half of new installed electric-generation capacity (natural gas units made up most of the remainder). As more photovoltaic panels are installed on rooftops around the nation, an antiquated power grid is being overburdened by a bidirectional load its was never engineered to handle. The Hawaiian Electric Company, for example, said it's struggling with electricity "backflow" that could destabilize its system. Batteries for distributed renewable power has the potential to mitigate the load on the national grid by allowing a…
  • New Zero Day Disclosed In WordPress Core Engine

    27 Apr 2015 | 10:16 pm
    Trailrunner7 writes: WordPress security issues have for the most part involved a vulnerable plug-in, but a Finnish researcher has disclosed some details on a zero-day vulnerability he discovered in the WordPress 4.2 and earlier core engine that could lead to remote code execution on the webserver. Juoko Pynnonen of Klikki Oy reported a new and unpatched stored cross-site scripting vulnerability in the platform; a similar bug was patched this week by WordPress developers, but only 14 months after it was reported. The vulnerability allows an attacker to inject JavaScript in the WordPress…
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    Tech.pinions - Perspective, Insight, Analysis

  • Apple’s Growing User Base

    Ben Bajarin
    28 Apr 2015 | 1:39 am
    One major thing stood out to me as I internalized Apple’s earnings report and earnings conference call. Apple is continuing to grow their base of users, against all odds. This question will remain central for… This content is for Insider Yearly and Insider Monthly members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read.
  • The Device Dream Team: Large Smartphones and Thin Notebooks

    Bob O'Donnell
    28 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    Like many aspects of the tech business, the world of devices is driven by a number of simultaneous, but sometimes conflicting, trends. For years, much of the focus in devices was centered on which device would “win”. Somehow, the idea became widespread that in order for one device to win, the others had to lose. As a result we saw things like PCs being pitted against tablets in battles for the top device. But then as smartphones started getting more powerful and endowed with larger screens, they became the one device to rule them all. Several years into these battles, it’s obvious that…
  • Apple Watch and Hands Free Computing

    Ben Bajarin
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:41 am
    After approximately a month using the Apple Watch, a few things have stood out to me that have me thinking about the role of wearable computers. I’d like to make a broader point about wrist worn computers and use my month with the Apple Watch to do so. I had a sense the Apple Watch would deliver on few particular use cases, even prior to using it. Here is an excerpt from my “Smart Watch Opportunity Report”. A popular saying surrounding smart devices is: the most convenient screen is the one we have with us at all times. The screen we have with us at all times is the smart…
  • Windows Phone and Prepaid in the US

    Jan Dawson
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    Alternative title: Cricket is saving Windows Phone in the US I’ve written quite a bit about Windows Phone previously, but I have a slightly different angle this time around — the impact prepaid is having on… This content is for Insider Yearly and Insider Monthly members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read.
  • Podcast: Q1 2015 Tech Earnings, TV Services, Mobile Web

    Bob O'Donnell
    25 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    Tim Bajarin, Steve Wildstrom, Jan Dawson, and Bob O’Donnell discuss the recent Q1 2015 earnings results from Amazon, Microsoft and Google; the evolution of TV services and the possibilities for cord-cutting; and the potential impact of Google’s recent change to mobile web site search rankings. Click here to subscribe in iTunes. If you happen to use a podcast aggregator or want to add it to iTunes manually the feed to our podcast is:
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  • 7 Things to Know About Windows 10 Ahead of Release

    Travis Pope
    11 Apr 2015 | 6:22 am
    7 Things to Know About Windows 10 Ahead of Release is a post by Travis Pope from Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system is set to change the entire Windows landscape when it launches... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • 13 Exciting New Features in Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac

    Kevin Purcell
    4 Apr 2015 | 8:56 am
    13 Exciting New Features in Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac is a post by Kevin Purcell from Microsoft released a free preview of the much-anticipated Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac. It... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • Toshiba Chromebook 2 Review

    Kevin Purcell
    3 Apr 2015 | 1:56 pm
    Toshiba Chromebook 2 Review is a post by Kevin Purcell from The Chromebook developed into an attractive and diversified platform over the past year. Toshiba joined the market, first... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • Why You Shouldn’t Download Windows 10 Right Now

    Travis Pope
    29 Mar 2015 | 11:13 am
    Why You Shouldn’t Download Windows 10 Right Now is a post by Travis Pope from Microsoft has spent relatively half of a year discussing its upcoming Windows 10 operating system. In... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • 5 Best Windows Notebooks in 2015

    Travis Pope
    22 Mar 2015 | 8:40 am
    5 Best Windows Notebooks in 2015 is a post by Travis Pope from Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 operating system delivered a lot of new features for form factors we just hadn’t seen before.... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
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  • Solar Power Battery – The Answer To Our Energy Needs

    28 Apr 2015 | 2:30 am
    All solutions solar battery real needs rather little power. With the change of solar energy quickly in the future trend, many people are excited about safe source of energy for the environment always efficient have many concerns. How solar panels and how much you need? What is the cost of making the use of solar energy? Exactly how this can really work? Solar batteries are required if you need an electrical system that operates with wit and profitable. This battery bank is actually a number of batteries that are connected together within a cell system, made to preserve the power of the sun is…
  • Why Switch to Full Potential of Solar Power?

    27 Apr 2015 | 2:53 am
    The numerous benefits of using solar power to fascinate everyone to try to start using this energy in their homes. People who rely primarily on the use of commercial electricity always would throw the question “Why Go Solar?” Here is the important point. Choosing a solar energy system will allow you to reduce your monthly electricity bills tend to rise occasionally. Current technology more current lifestyle are forcing many people to consume large amounts of electricity from time to time to keep in touch with their computers and mobile phones and other devices that make life…
  • Energy Efficiency: The Impact Of Renewable Power

    26 Apr 2015 | 5:09 am
    For most of the past decade, the term “global warming” has been tossed around, but just what does that mean exactly? Simply place the global warming is the gradual increase of the temperature of the atmosphere of the earth. Due to the greenhouse effect global warming is attributed to carbon dioxide and other harmful pollutants to the harmful effects of sunlight to pass through the earth’s atmosphere. With NASA confirms that over 90% of the experts agree that global warming is due to human causes, we must act! Although many activists and organizations constantly urging people…
  • Build Your Own Solar Panel System

    25 Apr 2015 | 3:02 am
    The failure of the North 2003 affected 45 million people in eight US states. Those who use alternative energy sources like solar panels have been able to benefit from its independence from the network. No food is spoiled in refrigerators, not sitting in the dark for them. The Council on Foreign Relations, a think tank, said the electricity consumption and production have steadily expanded, resulting in increased load on a system is not designed for such a large load, which means that many people are turning to solar panels for security, as well as financial and environmental reasons. Solar…
  • What You Need to Know Before Hiring a Solar System Installer

    23 Apr 2015 | 5:04 am
    With non-renewable sky rising energy costs each year, people are turning to solar energy. As you can see, the trend now is to focus on going green and most companies and private owners are on the lookout for green energy production. Now you can create, either of their own solar panels or hire a solar panel installer qualified to do the work for you. But remember that before putting hire a solar installer, there are a number of things you need to know to get the full benefits. With the popularity of installing solar panels to generate electricity, the solar system has become a very lucrative…
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    Tech Talk


    27 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Facebook is adding video to its popular Messaging app that will let iPhone and Android users have video chats. The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)
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    26 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Those Google Glass wearable computer specs - are making a comeback. That's because The Wall Street Journal says Google is partnering with Luxottica, the world's largest eye-glass maker. ((Self-ID: CBS News Technology Analyst Larry Magid takes a closer look in TECH TALK.))

    23 Apr 2015 | 11:00 pm is adding free TV-like educational programs to its library of online courses. CBS News Technologies Analyst Larry Magid has today's Tech Talk. (self id)

    22 Apr 2015 | 11:00 pm
    CBS News Technologies Analyst Larry Magid has today's Tech Talk which takes a look at that first YouTube video posted 10 years ago Thursday.

    21 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Twitter has changed the way it handles private direct messages so it's now possible to allow others to send you a direct message even if the recipient doesn't follow the person who sends it. CBS News Technologies Analyst Larry Magid has today's Tech Talk. (self id)
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  • Nepal quake death toll tops 4,000 as villages plead for aid

    The Associated Press
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:36 pm
    As the death toll from Nepal's devastating earthquake climbed past 4,000, aid workers and officials in remote, shattered villages near the epicenter pleaded Monday for food, shelter and medicine. Help poured in after Saturday's magnitude-7.8 quake, with countries large and small sending medical and rescue teams, aircraft and basic supplies. The small airport in the capital of Kathmandu was congested and chaotic, with some flights forced to turn back early in the day. See also: History in shambles: World Heritage sites after the Nepal earthquake Buildings in parts of the city were reduced to…
  • Instagram won't let us interact with the eggplant emoji

    Jeff Leeson
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:33 pm
    Not all emojis are created equal, apparently. Instagram released an update for its app Monday that let users tag emojis as hashtags in their posts — something users have been requesting for a long time But the Facebook-owned service left out the fact that you can't use the eggplant emoji when you're tagging — likely for its suggestive look. See also: Emoji are about to take over Instagram It gets stranger, though. While using one eggplant emoji will not yield a hashtag, combining it with others such as two eggplants — or the equally suggestive peach — is fine. (Check…
  • Intel's $150 Compute Stick is a tiny Windows 8.1 PC — and a slowpoke

    Raymond Wong
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:02 pm
    Intel's Compute Stick, an entire PC crammed into an HDMI stick that fits in the palm of your hand, is nothing short of a landmark in computing. Fifty years of Moore's Law, which states that the number of transistors that can be crammed onto an integrated circuit doubles every two years, has resulted in a little plastic stick that plugs into any HDMI-equipped TV or computer display, transforming it into a full-fledged Windows 8.1 PC See also: Intel's Compute Stick is a $150 PC in the size of a Chromecast Just don't get any crazy ideas about gaming on it — or, indeed, doing any intensive…
  • Now 'Full House' is getting a behind-the-scenes movie at Lifetime

    Sandra Gonzalez
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:57 pm
    It seems as though Lifetime wants its piece of this Full House revival pie Mashable has confirmed that Lifetime has officially greenlit The Unauthorized Full House Story (working title), a movie that will — like the one made about Saved By the Bell — employ a bunch of Canadian actors to unravel the behind-the-scenes tale of the hit '90s show "" is not a valid see-also reference The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news News of the movie comes on the heels of Netflix's pickup of a 13-episode sequel titled Fuller House,…
  • Tesla invite teases 'the missing piece'

    Chris Taylor
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:20 pm
    Tesla has sent out an official invite to a mystery press event in Hawthorne, Calif. on Thursday night, promising to provide a "missing piece" — and teasing an image of a white four-sided pyramid-like gadget The image is clearly modeled on Apple's press event invites — which tend to provide some clue to the product being unveiled. This one might seem more mysterious — if we didn't already have a number of reports that suggest Tesla's "missing piece" is a home battery, similar to a Tesla electric car battery, that can store solar panel energy and provide power if the grid goes…
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  • Judge Responds To Ross Ulbricht's Request For A New Trial: Ha Ha Ha Ha, No.

    Mike Masnick
    28 Apr 2015 | 4:17 am
    This is not a huge surprise, but the judge who oversaw Ross Ulbricht's trial for being the guy behind the original Silk Road wasted very little time in flat out rejecting his request for a new trial. To say that Judge Katherine Forrest is skeptical of his arguments would be an understatement. First, the straight up denial: There is no basis in fact or law to grant the motion and it is DENIED. And the basic idea behind the reasoning: overwhelming evidence that Ulbricht is guilty, according to the judge: The evidence of Ulbricht’s guilt was, in all respects, overwhelming. It went unrebutted.
  • China's Top Mobile Company Complains About Counterfeits

    Glyn Moody
    28 Apr 2015 | 1:15 am
    The rise of China has been predicted for a while now, and in the field of technology we are already seeing Chinese companies that are likely to have a global impact. One manifestation of that is the $25 billion US IPO of Alibaba -- roughly, China's equivalent of eBay, but much bigger -- which was the largest in history. Another is Xiaomi, only founded in 2010, but already shipping 61 million smartphones a year. Writing in the Guardian, Charles Arthur called it "China's Apple", although Apple’s head of design, Jonathan Ive, is not too enamored of the comparison: when asked about the company…
  • San Franciscans: Please Join Carl Malamud's Campaign To Help Free Up Court Documents

    Mike Masnick
    27 Apr 2015 | 9:11 pm
    For many years, we've discussed various Carl Malamud projects to help make government information and documents more widely available (especially ones that are locked up for no good reason). One particular target of his is PACER, the court's electronic document system that is ridiculously cumbersome to use and costs an insane amount to use for even pretty mundane tasks. Earlier this year, we wrote about his National Day of PACER Protest, designed to be held on May 1st (this Friday). At the time, we suggested everyone sign up for a new PACER account (because, as if to demonstrate how stupid…
  • DailyDirt: No More Teaching To The Test?

    Michael Ho
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    A Singaporean math test question went viral not too long ago, confusing some people and making others wonder how American kids should be taught math. Plenty of other countries perform better on international standardized tests than US kids do, but it doesn't always mean the US should adopt other countries' lesson plans and policies. However, there's always some political pressure to try to change things (not always for the better). Check out some links on Finland and how it has been working to improve its school system since the 1960s. Finland is often cited as the shining example for how to…
  • Seattle PD Hires Coder Who Demanded It Hand Over Every Video Produced By Its Body Cameras

    Tim Cushing
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:43 pm
    Back in December, an anonymous person requested pretty much every report the Seattle PD generates daily, along with all footage from its newly-instituted body camera program. Today, that man is no longer anonymous and was recently hired by the Seattle PD. The Seattle Police Department is taking the unconventional step of bringing a programmer who bombarded it with public records requests in-house. Chief Operating Officer Mike Wagers has led efforts to hire 24-year-old self-taught programmer Tim Clemans—initially, at least, on a three-month trial basis to work on redaction and disclosure…
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    The Register

  • Range Rover Sport: Like a cathedral on wheels, only with comfier pews

    Simon Rockman
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:26 am
    Sir Christopher Wren would have approved Vulture at the wheel  It’s all about the headrests.…
  • FT and Guardian eagerly grab Google's 30 pieces of silver

    Andrew Orlowski
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:03 am
    €150m to spunk away on digital projects? That’ll do nicely Money can’t buy you love, they say, but Google hopes it can mollify Europe’s newspaper publishers. Faced with antitrust action in Europe, the Chocolate Factory is pouring €150m directly into the pockets of European newspaper publishers to use on “digital projects”, the FT reports.…
  • David Cameron 'guarantees' action on mobe not-spots. Honest

    Simon Rockman
    28 Apr 2015 | 5:40 am
    Tory leader promises better mobile broadband - but doesn't say how It’s election time, so all the party leaders are promising everything to everyone. The latest one from David Cameron is good mobile phone coverage.…
  • The Government Digital Service: The Happiest Place on Earth

    Andrew Orlowski
    28 Apr 2015 | 5:22 am
    Consultants confirm: It's white, cliquey and everyone hates them Special Report  Last year, the Cabinet Office asked an external management consultancy to examine staff morale and high turnover at the Government Digital Service. After interviewing more than 100 civil servants, its scathing confidential analysis described an organisation beset by low morale and run by a “cabal” management of old friends, who bypassed talent in favour of recruiting former associates – while Whitehall viewed GDS as “smug” and “arrogant”.…
  • BlackBerry Leap: Touching biz users with a budget(ish) device

    Andrew Orlowski
    28 Apr 2015 | 5:02 am
    Perfect corporate fleet fodder, if you drive a hard bargain Review  The Leap is the first full-touch device BlackBerry has released in 18 months, and only the third to be released in developed markets. It’s also the cheapest, with the BlackBerry UK store listing it at £199 including VAT.…
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    The Joy of Tech

  • JoT #2135: iPhone meets its sibling.

    27 Apr 2015 | 1:28 am
    Silicon sibling rivalry? If you enJoyed the comic, please take a moment to retweet or share the URL... thank you!
  • JoT #2134: Crisis center!

    23 Apr 2015 | 4:12 pm
    She thought she could deal with the heartbreak.... If you enJoyed the comic, please take a moment to retweet or share the URL... thank you!
  • JoT #2133: Why we call it Earth.

    22 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    It's an abusive relationship... If you enJoyed the comic, please take a moment to retweet or share the URL... thank you, we really appreciate that!
  • JoT #2132: The News Cycle

    19 Apr 2015 | 10:55 am
    Lately, no news is good news. If you enJoyed the comic, please take a moment to retweet or share the URL... thanks!
  • JoT #2131: Apple's lecherous plan for more Apple users!

    17 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    The bare truth about all those personal interfaces! If you enJoyed the comic, please take a moment to retweet or share the URL... thanks!
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    Digital Trends

  • Digital Trends 2015 Car of the Year Awards

    Nick Jaynes
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:15 am
    Digital Trends scoured the global market of new cars and awarded the best in the world in five different categories, along with the best infotainment system and engine of 2015. The post Digital Trends 2015 Car of the Year Awards appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Digital Trends reveals inaugural Car of the Year Awards and 2015 winners

    Digital Trends Staff
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:15 am
    Car of the Year Awarded to the Formidable Audi A3 PORTLAND, ORE., APRIL 28, 2015 – Leading consumer technology publisher Digital Trends named the 2015 winners of its inaugural , including Car of the Year award winner the Audi A3. The Digital Trends Car of the Year Awards shine a spotlight on the best of […] The post Digital Trends reveals inaugural Car of the Year Awards and 2015 winners appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Mitsubishi’s Lancer Evolution could morph into an Outlander Sport-based crossover

    Ronan Glon
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:10 am
    Mitsubishi has announced that its next Evo-badged model could be a high-performance version of the Outlander Sport. If built, the next Evo will arrive in the next few years with a powerful plug-in hybrid drivetrain. The post Mitsubishi’s Lancer Evolution could morph into an Outlander Sport-based crossover appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Google cozies up to European publishers with new $160 million journalism fund

    Trevor Mogg
    28 Apr 2015 | 5:57 am
    In a move apparently geared toward easing tensions with various organizations within the European Union, Google has launched a $160-million online journalism initiative there to help media outlets develop more sustainable models for news. The post Google cozies up to European publishers with new $160 million journalism fund appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • This wireless charger uses magnets to add a battery to your phone

    Kristofer Wouk
    28 Apr 2015 | 5:51 am
    Charging cases for phones are useful, but they’re bulky and often cumbersome. Portable chargers are great too, but carrying them around can be a hassle. The Rubix On, now on Kickstarter, combines these two into one useful gadget. The post This wireless charger uses magnets to add a battery to your phone appeared first on Digital Trends.
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  • Leona Divide 50k 2015 Race Report – DNF

    19 Apr 2015 | 8:03 pm
    I ran the Leona Divide 50k race yesterday with about 500 other trail running fanatics. Unfortunately my race ended around mile 21 when I chose to drop. It was a tough race and thoughts and emotions are still swirling but wanted to put things down in writing although I’m sure my thoughts and judgments will change over the next few days and weeks. The Leona Divide 50k was part of long term plan to attempt and finish my first ultra this year. In December I started training for my first attempt, the Sean O’Brien 50k but then I figured I should attempt a trail marathon so I switched…
  • Bandit Ultra Trail Race 2015 – Volunteering and Photos O’ Plenty

    24 Feb 2015 | 8:24 am
    Last year I signed up for the Bandit Ultra Trail Race 30k and the days leading up to the race I got sicker and sicker. The day before the race I thought I could pull it off even though I had massive body aches and felt like death warmed over. I picked up my bib and shirt but by the time I got home I was a wreck and had to DNS the race. This year I went back to the Bandit a week after running the Sean O’ Brien Marathon but went to volunteer. If you were in the race, I was one of the guys along with JK who helped steer 50k, 30k and 15k runners around the first loop then onto the first…
  • Sean O’Brien 50 50 100 Marathon Race Report 2015

    9 Feb 2015 | 8:20 am
    I got a little crazy in December and decided to sign up for my first ultra race. After some training I figured it made more sense to do a trail marathon first so with that I changed my registration from the Sean O’Brien 50K to the Marathon race on February 7, 2015. If you’re not familiar with the Sean O’Brien races, this is the second year for the races, held at Malibu Creek State Park in Agoura Hills. Last year runners could sign up for the Marathon, 50k or the 50 miler. The 50 miler turned into a playground for elite runners seeking to qualify for a coveted Western States…
  • Santa To The Sea Half Marathon and 2014 Recap

    3 Jan 2015 | 5:38 pm
    Over the past year I’ve run over 800 miles and raced three half marathons, three challenging trail races over 11 miles long and in several 5ks. I also dedicated a lot of training time to increasing my climbing and logged over 24,000 feet in elevation gain. I trained on several mountain ranges in Southern California and feel like I can knock out a half marathon run at any time, so I did. It’s been a couple of weeks since running the Santa To The Sea Half Marathon in Oxnard on Dec. 18. I was excited to tackle the course and try to set a PR for the half. The flat as a pancake course…
  • Surfer’s Point Half Marathon 2014 Race Report

    17 Nov 2014 | 9:40 pm
    After tackling the XTERRA Point Mugu 18K Trail Race in October, I decided to do the Santa to the Sea Half Marathon in December next. But that left me with two months without races and I got impatient. I was looking through my timeline on the Strava site when I saw that tri-athlete Anthony Grey was in his last weeks of training for the Surfer’s Point Full Marathon. After that I signed up for the half marathon or the race to be held on Nov. 16, 2014. One of the features of the race is that when you cross the finish line you get a nice beer and some real tacos. Who can say no to tacos?
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  • The Difference Between Sugar and Sugar Alcohols

    Dick Talens on Vitals, shared by Andy Orin to Lifehacker
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Despite the fact that sugar alcohols are used in many foods, they remain somewhat of a mystery to people. As a replacement for sugar, they may benefit you. Authority Nutrition helps us break down the details.Read more...
  • Five Simple Buttermilk Substitutions for Batters and Baked Goods

    Brandon Matzek on Skillet, shared by Andy Orin to Lifehacker
    28 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    Here’s the situation: It’s early Sunday morning, and you’re planning on making a batch of buttermilk waffles. You open the fridge and realize you grabbed whole milk instead of buttermilk at the market. Panic ensues. Thankfully, Epicurious has got your back with the following five buttermilk substitutes.Read more...
  • Avoid "Action Bias" by Pausing and Planning Before You Start Working

    Eric Ravenscraft
    28 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Most of us feel like we’re getting more done when we’re doing something, even if that action is counterproductive. This is called “action bias.” To get past it, take a moment to pause and consider your strategy before getting started.Read more...
  • AVG Crumble Blocks Tracking on Sites You Visit, No Lists Required

    Eric Ravenscraft
    28 Apr 2015 | 4:30 am
    Chrome: Browser cookies aren’t inherently evil, but third-party cookies can lead to unwanted tracking. AVG’s new Chrome extension Crumble aims to alleviate that problem by blocking trackers, without breaking the sites you visit.Read more...
  • The Best Private Roku Channels, and How to Install Them

    Patrick Allan
    28 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    As if the Roku didn’t have enough channels already , there’s a decent selection of “private” channels you won’t find in the channel store. Here are some of the best private channels worth checking out.Read more...
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    Gigaom Search

  • Beyond Batch Hadoop: Operational and Real-Time

    Andrew Brust
    2 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    Buyers and practitioners in the data market have faced a gut-wrenching choice: work with big data and tolerate the latency of batch-mode processing, or work interactively with relatively small data sets…
  • All-Flash Arrays for Primary Storage: The time is now

    Simon Bramfitt
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Many times faster than legacy spinning disk arrays, All Flash Arrays (AFA) have been widely adopted for demanding use cases where consistent ultra-high performance storage is needed to service the most…
  • The future of security: from restrictive to cognitive

    Logan Kleier
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    We are on the verge of a new era of smart connected things, generating a wealth of information about ourselves and our environment.  As technology advances, security threats are increasing in…
  • Cocktail Reception

    19 Mar 2015 | 3:30 am
  • Closing Remarks

    19 Mar 2015 | 3:25 am
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  • Snapchat Jumps from Sexting to News, and Everything Else You Missed

    Bryan Lufkin
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    The app that’s been the sexting ticket for tweens worldwide has been aggressively repositioning itself, recently as a news source. Find out more about Snapchat’s plans—and other tech news you might’ve missed—in today’s BitStream.Read more...
  • Deadspin ESPN Sues Verizon Over Slimmed Down Cable Offering | Jalopnik We Finally Know Something Abo

    Jane-Claire Quigley
    28 Apr 2015 | 5:53 am
    Deadspin ESPN Sues Verizon Over Slimmed Down Cable Offering | Jalopnik We Finally Know Something About What The Shadowy X-37B Will Do In Orbit | Kotaku Dragon Ball Is Getting Its First New TV Anime in 18 Years | Lifehacker The Best Private Roku Channels, and How to Install Them | Read more...
  • These Are the Best Microscopic Videos of the Year

    Jamie Condliffe
    28 Apr 2015 | 4:30 am
    Every year, Nikon’s Small World in Motion Competition rounds up the best microscopic videos from scientists across the world. The results are strange but beautiful—and the winner could help your hearing.Read more...
  • Spectacular aerial photos of Los Angeles shows it like you never seen it

    Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Jamie Condliffe to Gizmodo
    28 Apr 2015 | 4:30 am
    Photographer Vincent LaForet took his camera and a helicopter and captured the City of Angels at night like no one has ever done before. The detail in each shot is unbelievable and the colors almost feel unreal. It’s like seeing a neon glow spread itself all across the giant, beautiful city that is Los Angeles.Read more...
  • This Kentucky Hydro-Power Dam Is a Beautiful Building Site

    Attila Nagy
    28 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    There’s something serene about this panoramic view of the large scale construction site lit by the morning sun. The Smithland hydroelectric facility in Kentucky has been under construction since 2010—but as of this year it will generate 72 MW of new, renewable energy for the region. Read more...
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    Engadget RSS Feed

  • Amazon's making digital homework easier to assign, ugh

    Roberto Baldwin
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:15 am
    If you've ever seen a 6th grader lugging around a 30 pound backpack, you'll understand the allure of e-readers and tablets as a replacement for traditional textbooks. To help school districts make the digital transition from physical textbooks, Amazo...
  • Spotify streaming comes to Polk Omni wireless speakers

    Edgar Alvarez
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Ever since Spotify announced Connect, a feature that lets you easily play music on various compatible devices, manufacturers quickly started taking advantage of it. Now, following in the footsteps of Libratone, Bang & Olufsen, Samsung and many other ...
  • Yes, these tiny robots can (autonomously) move a car

    Mariella Moon
    28 Apr 2015 | 5:08 am
    A swarm of small robots developed by a team of European scientists can carefully extract and transport vehicles up to two tons in weight. These tiny machines and their larger deployment unit are collectively called Avert, short for "Autonomous Multi-...
  • SwiftKey's new keyboard corrects whole phrases

    Aaron Souppouris
    28 Apr 2015 | 3:57 am
    SwiftKey has a new Android keyboard that will autocorrect entire phrases. Named Clarity Keyboard Beta, it aims to constantly scan the last few words typed in order to offer better corrections than rival apps. Like other SwiftKey keyboards, it'll also...
  • Air Force uses its secretive space drone to test futuristic propulsion system

    Daniel Cooper
    28 Apr 2015 | 2:26 am
    Ask someone in the street what they know about the Air Force's top-secret space plane and you'll probably wind up getting pinched by the NSA. Nobody can claim to know much about the X-37B, beyond the fact that it's the force's long-term space vehicle...
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    Tech News Headlines - Yahoo News

  • YouTube to start making feature films with its biggest stars

    28 Apr 2015 | 6:41 am
    YouTube is continuing to put money behind its community of video makers, and today it's announcing five new partnerships including one to begin making feature films this year. The feature films will be made in partnership with AwesomenessTV, which was purchased two years ago by DreamWorks Animation. The films will be "driven by YouTube stars" and developed by AwesomenessTV CEO Brian Robbins. It's unclear exactly what the final results will look like, but it sounds like YouTube is playing to its strengths, going for personality-based films around established video stars.
  • Mothers are buying breast milk online —because they don't have better options

    28 Apr 2015 | 6:30 am
    Add this to the list of "things you can buy online": a stranger’s breast milk. Online milk exchanges — unregulated sites where breast milk is bought, sold, and donated — have taken off in recent years, with multiple websites facilitating transactions between moms with milk to spare and those in need. Despite the long list of milk-seeking ads by adult men — some simply pervy, others interested in the purported health powers of breast milk — researchers say the bulk of the market is moms unable to breastfeed or produce enough milk. Milk from untested sources, like the ones…
  • The Just Cause 3 trailer promises the open-world game of our dreams

    28 Apr 2015 | 6:26 am
    The footage follows plenty of teasing, from postcards to James Bond intro homages. It also follows the recent gameplay trailer for Mad Max, the other often-delayed open-world game from developer Avalanche Studios. There are some noticeable similarities, both games focusing heavily on vehicular combat, but for me, Just Cause 3's use of color helps it stand out against its cousin and the vast majority of blockbuster video games. In the footage, we see series protagonist Rico Rodriguez zipping through lush fields, flying over malevolent dictators, and blowing up practically everything.
  • Endless Brings Mini PCs to the Underprivileged

    28 Apr 2015 | 6:25 am
    To people living in developing nations or economically depressed rural areas, a computer is a pie-in-the-sky luxury. Or you can opt for the Buy-One-Give-One reward: You get one computer, and one gets donated to someone in Guatemala or Brazil.
  • T-Mobile adds 1.8 million customers in Q1, becomes threat to wireless giants

    28 Apr 2015 | 6:22 am
    T-Mobile continues to add customers at a rapid clip and most likely has become the No. 3 carrier in the U.S. At what point does T-Mobile start worrying Verizon and AT&T?
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    TechCrunch » Gadgets

  • New Materials Could Make Star Wars-Style 3D Screens

    John Biggs
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:17 am
     Everyone’s favorite wonder material, graphene, could soon create realistic 3D screens for mobile devices and smartphones. Whereas most 3D displays have thus far depended on fancy glasses or, in a last resort, parallax barriers that simulate 3D in the same way those gaudy pictures of waterfalls and winking ladies simulate movement. Scientists at Swinburne University, however, are working on… Read More
  • Apple Boasts Over 3,500 Apple Watch Apps Already Available

    Darrell Etherington
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:38 pm
     Apple CEO Tim Cook said on today’s company earnings call that there are over 3,500 apps available at launch for the Apple Watch, which is better than the 1,000 total that were ready for iPad when that device launched in April of 2010, and 7 times the 500 apps available when the iPhone’s App Store first debuted in July 2008. Read More
  • Best Buy Will Accept Apple Pay In All U.S. Stores Later This Year

    Greg Kumparak
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:35 pm
     Back when Apple Pay was first launched, Best Buy wanted none of it. As a part of the MCX consortium, they were a part of an effort among retailers to build a mobile payments system of their own: CurrentC. It seems Best Buy has changed its mind. 6 months later, Best Buy is jumping on the Apple Pay train. Read More
  • Apple ‘Working Hard’ To Catch Up With Apple Watch Demand

    Darrell Etherington
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:21 pm
     Apple is “working very, very hard” to meet the strong demand for Apple Watch, Apple CFO Luca Maestri told Bloomberg Businessweek in the wake of the company’s earnings call today. Apple is facing demand that it hopes to largely catch up with by the end of June, according to the executive. “It’s been really great to see the reaction of customers since their… Read More
  • Identified Technologies’ Drones Will Automatically Map Your Job Site So You Don’t Have To

    John Biggs
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:10 pm
     Mapping a job site – be it a construction site, oil field, or giant human battery pod factory – is a tough job. That’s why Identified Technologies’ Dick Zhang wants you to send in the drones. His company, which is funded to the tune of $2 million, allows you to send a quadcopter around your job site to create a topographical map of the situation. It is completely… Read More
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  • Amazon Launches Amazon Business, Wants To Take On China’s Alibaba

    Tyler Lee
    28 Apr 2015 | 5:15 am
    Amazon is probably one of the largest online retailers in the world, but over in China, its online users have access to Alibaba who is considered to be one of the country’s largest e-commerce websites where users can buy all sorts of items, just like how one can find just about anything and everything on Amazon.However in a bid to better compete with companies such as Alibaba, Amazon has recently announced the launch of Amazon Business. The main difference here is that unlike regular Amazon which caters to all kinds of customers, Amazon Business plans to cater more towards business…
  • Popular Torrent Website Blocks Users Who Use AdBlock

    Tyler Lee
    28 Apr 2015 | 5:05 am
    In what seems like a somewhat ironic twist, popular torrent website Demonoid has reportedly begun to block users from accessing its website if it detects that the user has AdBlock installed. For those unfamiliar, AdBlock is a browser plugin that basically prevents ads from displaying across all websites and services.However like we said it is a bit ironic especially when you consider that Demonoid is a torrent website that deals with pirated software, music, TV shows, games, and more, which many consider to be stealing. Blocking ads on the other hand is not considered stealing, at least as…
  • Samsung Refining Galaxy S6 Edge’s Curved Glass Production Process

    Tyler Lee
    28 Apr 2015 | 5:05 am
    Earlier reports this month suggested that Samsung was caught unawares by the demand for the Galaxy S6 Edge which is why some customers might have a hard time getting their hands on one. Supposedly the production process of the curved glass display is also to blame for the alleged supply constraint.However according to a report from South Korea (via G for Games) it seems that Samsung is looking to change the manufacturing process of the curved glass display which will hopefully result in a higher yield and will help speed orders along. The problem at the moment involves heating the edges of…
  • ASUS ZenWatch 2 Could Come In Male And Female Variants

    Tyler Lee
    28 Apr 2015 | 4:32 am
    It was last year that ASUS launched their smartwatch, the ZenWatch and it is probably one of the nicer smartwatches in the market at the moment, thanks to its sleek design and use of leather which lends itself to a rather classy-look. So with that being the first-gen ZenWatch, what could ASUS have up their sleeves for the ZenWatch 2?As it turns out we might have to wait until 2016 to see it. This is according to a report from NDTV Gadgets who reports that according to ASUS’ CEO Jerry Shen, it seems that the second-gen ZenWatch is only expected to launch in 2016, meaning that this year…
  • Samsung Unveils Level On And Level Link Audio Devices

    Tyler Lee
    28 Apr 2015 | 4:31 am
    Last year Samsung took the wraps off their Level On series of headphones. However if you were after a wireless version, you might be pleased to learn that the South Korean tech giant has recently announced their new Level On headphones which are, for those who love wireless headphones, completely wireless.Basically these headphones are more or less similar to their wired counterparts. They will feature 40mm drivers and will come with active noise cancellation technology, which according to Samsung “accurately maps surrounding sounds for a clearer, uninterrupted audio experience.”…
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  • ‘International’ Samsung Galaxy Alpha jumps on the Lollipop bandwagon

    Adrian Diaconescu
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:36 am
    AT&T sure caught the mobile world off guard nearly a couple of weeks back, green-lighting Galaxy Alpha’s Android 5.0 promotion before the metal-framed phone could leave KitKat behind in Samsung’s own homeland. That almost never happens, so it was obvious the Korean update would also get the go-ahead by the end of the… Continue reading ‘International’ Samsung Galaxy Alpha jumps on the Lollipop bandwagon Related posts: Samsung also tipped to bring Lollipop to Galaxy Alpha, Note Edge in Q1 2015 Don’t worry, Samsung Galaxy Alpha owners, your Lollipop is cooking…
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro prices drop like flies on Amazon, 8.4 incher starts at $230

    Adrian Diaconescu
    27 Apr 2015 | 11:46 am
    Does everybody agree Android slates in general have always felt one step behind Apple’s iPads? It’s weird, really, but no matter the state-of-the-art processors Samsung stuffs into its Galaxy Tabs and gargantuan GNotes, they end up lagging and incapable of pushing the same smooth, rich content as their iOS-running counterparts. But Google’s large-screen ecosystem is certainly evolving, and the… Continue reading Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro prices drop like flies on Amazon, 8.4 incher starts at $230 Related posts: Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2, Tab S 10.5 go for all-time low prices on eBay…
  • Rumor: Microsoft expedites Lumia 840 launch, starts phasing out 830

    Adrian Diaconescu
    27 Apr 2015 | 9:06 am
    It’s no big secret Redmond’s most valuable mobile cards of 2015 will be kept close to the tech titan’s chest until Windows 10 is all ready for primetime, but it appears one or two jacks may come out of the pack sooner rather than later. Remember, the Lumia 940 and 940 XL are likely Microsoft’s Samsung and Apple-challenging aces, with a slew of non-face cards revealed in the past few months. Meanwhile, the queens and kings destined to cover the little… Continue reading Rumor: Microsoft expedites Lumia 840 launch, starts phasing out 830 Related posts: Microsoft quietly outs 1 GB RAM…
  • Sony Xperia Z3 makes swift, unexpected, discounted T-Mobile comeback

    Adrian Diaconescu
    27 Apr 2015 | 9:05 am
    When America’s leading “Uncarrier” gave Sony’s fall 2014 flagship handheld the axe, it looked like the Japanese OEM’s already timid presence in the smartphone décor this side of the Pacific would altogether melt away. We expected Verizon to closely follow T-Mobile’s suit, clearly signaling an utter lack of interest in the unglamorous Xperia Z3, with an eerily familiar Z4 then unfit to change the… Continue reading Sony Xperia Z3 makes swift, unexpected, discounted T-Mobile comeback Related posts: Deal alert: No-contract Sony Xperia Z for T-Mobile at $200 Unlocked Sony Xperia Z3…
  • LG Watch Urbane likely priced at $350 stateside, Verizon launch looks imminent

    Adrian Diaconescu
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:42 am
    Yet another LG Watch Urbane US pricing hint has just surfaced, backing assumptions derived from the wearable device’s official Korean valuation. A seemingly credible Verizon internal document details some of the luxury timepiece’s selling points, all of which have been revealed already, wrapping the promotional effort up with a quick MSRP mention. Drumroll, please. It appears Big… Continue reading LG Watch Urbane likely priced at $350 stateside, Verizon launch looks imminent Related posts: LG Watch Urbane begins global rollout with new Android Wear version LG unveils all-metal…
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  • Treyarch: Black Ops III More Ambitious Than World at War

    Quinten Plummer
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:55 pm
    Activision on Monday announced the launch date for Call of Duty: Black Ops III -- Friday, Nov. 6. The company is departing from its tradition of Tuesday releases. Instead of conflicting with school and work schedules, the Friday release will give players the weekend to dive into the sci-fi shooter and get a feel for the new gameplay mechanics. Some may groan at Black Ops III's futuristic story arriving just a year after Advanced Warfare. However, Treyarch's Black Ops III works a slightly different angle.
  • Can Microsoft Take Back Momentum From Google and Apple?

    Rob Enderle
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:14 am
    Microsoft is holding its Build event this week, marking the beginning of its major push to launch Windows 10. Build is in San Francisco this year, which effectively puts it right in the back yard of both Apple and Google -- a nice "in your face" move. I was the featured launch analyst for Windows 95 two decades ago and there, even though the post launch was hardly flawless, Microsoft ripped Apple a new rear orifice, wounding the company so badly that one of the founders eventually had to return to save it.
  • Dev Aims to Light the Way for Apple Watch Gaming

    Quinten Plummer
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:05 am
    Coinciding with the official Apple Watch launch on Friday, a slew of apps and games are making their debuts. One of the early hopefuls is WayForward, which last week unveiled its Watch Quest, hoping to get a jump on the competition. Some developers have been awaiting the opening of the WatchKit APIs in full before they put the might of their software engineering ability into the Apple Watch. The WatchKit API limits developers to creating widget-like glances, Watch notifications, and side-loaded apps powered by the might of a paired iPhone.
  • Take Your Apple Watch Face and Love It!

    Chris Maxcer
    23 Apr 2015 | 3:04 pm
    Apple is known for fantastic product design, but it's not known for customization. The first iPhone hit the world nearly eight years ago, and yet our "customizable" home screen options are limited to the organization of app icons and some wallpaper choices that can produce color tints through translucent layers. So all of us future Apple Watch owners likely will have to settle for a handful of Apple-developed watch faces. I've been hoping for months that Apple would let third-party designers rethink how to show time through watch faces.
  • YouTube Marks 10 Years of Nondisruptive Revolution

    Peter Suciu
    23 Apr 2015 | 1:54 pm
    YouTube on Thursday celebrated its first full decade. It was 10 years ago to the day that cofounder Jawed Karim uploaded the site's first video. It was a humble beginning: a 19-second clip of elephants, with Karim declaring that the pachyderms have "really, really long trunks." In fairness, it may have been in keeping with other notable firsts. In speaking for the first time on a telephone, Alexander Graham Bell said, "Mr. Watson -- come here -- I want to see you." Thomas Edison's first phonographic recording was "Mary had a little lamb."
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  • Consumer Market Fueling Silicon Valley's Riches

    27 Apr 2015 | 7:36 am
    Amid a bumper crop of initial public offerings, nascent startups and established companies alike are increasingly finding that the consumer market is where the riches are to be found in Silicon Valley. In 2014, three of the five IPOs in the SV 150 [the San Jose Mercury News ranking of the largest companies in Silicon Valley based on revenue] were claimed by the consumer sector, with action camera maker GoPro, loan matchmaker LendingClub and discount maven all going public. The meteoric growth of GoPro in particular -- which rose to prominence amid a deluge of viral videos --…
  • Tesla Plugs into New Markets with Batteries for Electricity Storage

    27 Apr 2015 | 7:32 am
    Tesla Motors is expected to announce next week that it will expand into a new business offering battery-based energy storage for residential and commercial customers. Documents filed with the California Public Utilities Commission show that Tesla already has launched pilot projects that leverage technology it has developed for electric car batteries for stationary energy storage. The Palo Alto automaker last year collected $65 million in state incentives for its projects under the advanced storage technology portion of the PUC's Self-Generation Incentive Program, according to Terrie Prosper,…
  • Report: Reward Programs Key When Choosing Bank, Credit Cards

    27 Apr 2015 | 4:56 am
    Nearly two thirds of consumers (63%) are influenced by rewards on offer when choosing a new bank and credit card, according to new research from Collinson Latitude. This ranks rewards on offer above customer reviews (58%) and almost on a par with brand reputation (69%) in terms of their sway in consumersâEU™ decision making process. However, the report âEU˜Taking Account: The consumer perspective on loyalty programs in financial servicesâEU™ which questioned 4,000 consumers globally, also found that the financial service (FS) industry is failing to meet customer expectation, with only…
  • Tech Companies Continue To Land Mega VC Deals

    26 Apr 2015 | 8:31 am
    Big money continues to flow to Silicon Valley tech startups at levels not seen since the dot-com boom, but investors pulled back slightly in the first quarter this year as cooler heads, increasingly wary of returning to a bubble era, kept investments from ballooning to new heights. Venture capital investments in Silicon Valley tech companies dipped by 6.9 percent, from $6.5 billion in the last quarter of 2014 to $6 billion, and the number of deals VCs made also fell, by 8.5 percent to 323 investments, according to The MoneyTree Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital…
  • Saving Small Businesses as NYC Becomes Chain Store City

    26 Apr 2015 | 8:29 am
    New York is increasingly becoming chain store city. Looking for a "Seinfeld"-style coffee shop? It's sharing the city with 280 Starbucks and more than 530 Dunkin Donuts. A good neighborhood deli? It's competing with some 460 Subways. And the corner store may well now be a Chase bank or Walgreens. Amid eye-popping rents and the demise of a number of well-known local haunts, some activists and lawmakers are proposing new rent-renewal rights for small businesses that they see as saving the personality of the city. "To me, the streetscape of New York City is what sells New York City. To make a…
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    Liquidmatrix Security Digest

  • “Equal Respect” at ‪#‎RSAC

    Bill Brenner
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:06 am
    Some folks in the security industry see me as a member of the “Equal Respect” movement against so-called booth babes at conferences. Not exactly. I certainly respect the opinion of people attached to the cause, and good for them, fighting for what they believe in. But for me, this has never been about equal respect among the genders. It’s never been about whether women who work as booth babes are being exploited sexually. For me, it’s been about holding vendors’ feet to the fire and making them work harder to build an exhibit off the strength of the products. To…
  • In the end, @Sidragon1’s Tweet was the problem

    Bill Brenner
    21 Apr 2015 | 6:24 am
    At RSA Conference 2015 here in San Francisco, there’s a lot of discussion about weaknesses to the electrical and wifi systems aboard airplanes. The discussion often turns to the case of hacker Chris Roberts (@Sidragon1 on Twitter). There’s been a lot of strong reaction to news of Roberts being pulled from a plane for jokingly tweeting that he might mess around with the plane’s electronic systems. There’s a lot of overreaction to this story. The TSA and feds certainly overreacted. But those who hold Roberts up as a victim of government oppression are overreacting, too.
  • Videos from #BSidesSF

    Bill Brenner
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:49 am
    If you missed BSidesSF, you now have a chance to see everything that happened there, thanks to the efforts of @irongeek_adc. He has already posted a full plate of videos from BSidesSF. Go to his website for the full index of videos, which capture the presentations given over the last two days. Our thanks to @irongeek_adc for all the great work. The post Videos from #BSidesSF appeared first on Liquidmatrix Security Digest.
  • RSA Parties 2015

    Dave Lewis
    14 Apr 2015 | 8:32 pm
    Nothing like waiting until the very last minute to post an RSA Parties 2015 list. Day jobs + kids = you get the idea. That being said, I’m happy to note that Akamai Technologies (my day job) will be hosting a party this year in conjunction with AT&T. Be sure to come out and meet @csoandy, @billbrenner70, @mckeay and myself @gattaca. Now, this is a simple curated RSA Parties 2015 list but, if you want the mother lode be sure to check out @RSAParties for the rest. If you really want to have your party listed just drop me a line via tips AT liquidmatrix DOT org. This table works…
  • Four Security Exhibits That Won Without “Booth Babes”

    Bill Brenner
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:25 am
    After last week’s post on RSA Conference banning so-called booth babes, I heard from a lot of people who agree vendors need to find other ways to attract attention during security conferences. One reader correctly noted that this unfortunate phenomenon isn’t the result of bad intentions. It’s just that some marketing teams don’t know any better. They assume the booth babes work because they see others using them. What to do about it? Give marketing practitioners some examples of successful exhibits that succeeded without the sexism. Here are four examples of exhibits…
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  • Xiaomi Mi Pad to go on sale on May 4

    28 Apr 2015 | 12:33 am
    We’ve reported a few days ago that Xiaomi’s […] You might also like: Xiaomi Mi Pad set to retail for Php 10,999 The long wait is over: Xiaomi’s Mi Pad is set... Xiaomi Mi Note Officially Launched Xiaomi has been making waves in the smartphone industry […]... Xiaomi Announces Mi4, The Fastest Mi Phone Ever Xiaomi earlier announced its latest flagship smartphone […]...
  • Specs Comparison: Asus Zenfone 2 (Z551ML) vs. Xiaomi Mi 4i

    27 Apr 2015 | 1:03 am
    Xiaomi made headlines this past week for introducing th […] You might also like: ASUS officially launches ZenFone series smartphones in PH ASUS has officially launched the ASUS ZenFone 4, 5 and... ASUS Philippines to launch ZenFone 2 ZE500CL, ZE551ML this May We just got a word from an ASUS Philippines representat... ASUS ZenFone 2 is the First Smartphone with 4GB RAM After teasing us with the morse code video, ASUS finall...
  • Starmobile Up Vision announced, sports Digital TV Tuner

    26 Apr 2015 | 7:55 am
    Starmobile announced the Up Vision, the flag bearer of […] You might also like: Starmobile Muse, 5-inch Full HD quad-core phone with wide-angle front cam Starmobile recently launched 13 new Android devices to […]... Reuters Digital Vision Program Now Open The Reuters Digital Vision Program at Stanford University is now... Starmobile Icon, 4.5-inch quad-core, dual-SIM with 5MP front camera for P7,990 Here’s another affordable quad-core dual-SIM phone that […]...
  • Lenovo K80 unveiled: 4GB RAM, 4000mAh battery

    25 Apr 2015 | 6:17 am
    More competition are going aboard the 4GB smartphone wa […] You might also like: Lenovo A5000 Dual SIM Entry-Level Quad Core smartphone with 4000 mAh battery With a 5-inch HD IPS display @ 300ppi, 1.3 GHz... Lenovo P70 Octa Core smartphone with 4000 mAh battery priced at Php 11,999 In addition to the iPhone6-like S90, Lenovo introduced […]... Lenovo P770, 4.5-inch dual-core, dual SIM phone with 3500mAh battery and USB OTG To differentiate itself from the usual dual-core, dual- […]...
  • Acer outs budget-friendly Iconia One 8, Tab 10 slates

    24 Apr 2015 | 10:32 am
    Acer has also revealed the Iconia One 8 and the Tab 10, […] You might also like: Acer Iconia W510, the Windows 8 tablet-netbook hybrid With the official launch of Window 8, we’re seeing a... Acer Iconia W3, 8-inch Windows 8 tablet for P19,900 Yesterday, Acer launched their first 8-inch tablet runn […]... Acer Iconia Smart S300 will make your hand look smaller Acer unveiled a whole range of upcoming consumer electr […]...
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  • New beauty products for Summer 2015 from Too Faced

    Sascha Taylor-Curtis
    28 Apr 2015 | 4:20 am
    The Too Faced Summer releases are a mix of functional and fun, with a little bit of novelty thrown in for good measure.  The focus is mostly on palettes, with some additional shades of their Melted lipsticks being added with a metallic twist; not sure I can pull off a metallic lip without looking like […] The post New beauty products for Summer 2015 from Too Faced appeared first on ShinyShiny.
  • Too Faced Summer 2015

    Sascha Taylor-Curtis
    28 Apr 2015 | 4:20 am
    The Too Faced Summer releases are a mix of functional and fun, with a little bit of novelty thrown in for good measure.  The focus is mostly on palettes, with some additional shades of their Melted lipsticks being added with a metallic twist; not sure I can pull off a metallic lip without looking like […] The post Too Faced Summer 2015 appeared first on ShinyShiny.
  • Breast milk ice cream to celebrate the royal baby? We’ll pass, thanks

    Holly Brockwell
    28 Apr 2015 | 3:16 am
    There are a whole load of daft brand promotions going on to ‘celebrate’ the new royal baby, but this one made us the queasiest. British ice-cream brand The Licktators (previously known as The Icecreamists) have resurrected their infamous breast milk ice cream in honour of the impending arrival of our pint-sized prince or princess. Last time the […] The post Breast milk ice cream to celebrate the royal baby? We’ll pass, thanks appeared first on ShinyShiny.
  • Cab app Hailo offers free taxis to voters

    Holly Brockwell
    27 Apr 2015 | 6:43 am
    Hailo, the taxi app that was Uber for black cabs before Uber existed, is giving away free taxi rides to anyone voting in the General Election. All you need to do is pre-book your cab using the Hailo app (iOS, Android and Apple Watch), go to your polling station, and as long as your fare’s […] The post Cab app Hailo offers free taxis to voters appeared first on ShinyShiny.
  • HTC’s made a terrible ad for their brilliant phone

    Holly Brockwell
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:09 am
    What is it with tech companies making appalling adverts? There was the bro-heavy LG one with the man snogging his own hand, the creepy-as-hell Samsung Gear ad, and now this poor effort from HTC: Selling a pretend drug called Cellami, it’s clearly intended as a pastiche of the side-effect-laden TV ads for American pharmaceutical products, and in […] The post HTC’s made a terrible ad for their brilliant phone appeared first on ShinyShiny.
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  • Another smaller iPhone 7 rumour emerges

    James O'Malley
    21 Apr 2015 | 6:53 am
    Could Apple be planning a smaller iPhone to complement the new standard monster iPhones? That’s the rumour being started by the notoriously unreliable DigiTimes, based in Hong Kong. It cites mysterious “supply chain sources” for the claim – adding that a company called AU Optronics will be supplying the 4″ panels (along with the 4.7″ and 5.5″ panels for the larger models). We remain unconvinced.
  • Why did Twitter open up direct messaging to everyone?

    James O'Malley
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:47 am
    The big news last night that Twitter is changing the way that it works, so that users can DM each other, even if they’re not following each other. Don’t worry – it looks like you’ll be able to opt out of the functionality, but it does seem like a strange decision for a company that has come under increased scrutiny with demands that it do something about all of the abuse and public shaming it enables. Campaigners have long suggested features like limiting visible mentions to people you already follow – so it seems bizarre for Twitter to go completely the other…
  • Boring Office Job given the GoPro advert treatment

    James O'Malley
    21 Apr 2015 | 2:27 am
    GoPro famously claims that it doesn’t need to hire an external advertising agency, as videos from its users do a good enough job of selling the product. But not everyone spends their days snowboarding, surfing, or doing other “extreme” activities. Some of us work in offices. That didn’t deter one YouTuber though – who used his GoPro to shoot what it is like in his boring office job, and cut it together like one of GoPro’s many in-house marketing videos.
  • Chrome for Android to support notifications from websites

    James O'Malley
    21 Apr 2015 | 1:21 am
    Google has announced details on what we can expect in version 42 (!) of its Chrome web browser for Android. Announced in a blog post, the biggest new addition appears to be notifications from websites using an emerging notification standard. What this means is that you could soon be receiving notifications from, say, eBay, without having to have the eBay app installed. Pretty clever, right? Google says some of the first websites to support this new standard will be Beyond the Rack, eBay, Facebook, FanSided, Pinterest, Product Hunt, and VICE News. Roost and Mobify. Additionally, there will…
  • YouTube killing support for older smart TVs and devices

    James O'Malley
    21 Apr 2015 | 12:41 am
    Bad news if you access YouTube on a smart TV made before 2012 – Google is pulling the plug on YouTube apps for certain devices. Unfortunately we don’t have a complete list of affected devices, but according to Google it will affect “Select devices manufactured in 2012 and earlier, including Sony TVs & Blu-ray Discs, Panasonic TVs & Blu-ray Discs, older iOS devices, and devices running older versions of Google TV.” According to Android Central, the move is apparently being made due to changes to the YouTube API – and presumably because it is uneconomic…
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    Gear Live

  • Netflix will make you salivate with Chef’s Table [Trailer]

    Andru Edwards
    12 Apr 2015 | 3:21 pm
    Netflix has announced that it's new docu-series Chef's Table will be debuting as a six-part series and will land on the popular streaming service on April 26th. Chef's Table focuses on six world-renowned chefs, and show them each doing what they do best - making amazing food that is eloquently plated. Here's a list of the chefs that will appear, and the restaurants they represent: Ben Shewry Attica Restaurant in Melbourne, Australia Magnus Nilsson Fäviken in Järpen Sweden Francis Mallmann El Restaurante Patagonia Sur in Buenos Aires, Argentina Niki…
  • Tesla introduces Model S 70D as its new entry level vehicle

    Andru Edwards
    12 Apr 2015 | 3:07 pm
    Tesla has removed the underperforming (sales-wise) Model S 60 entry level vehicle from its lineup, and has replaced it with a new, more powerful base model that it’s called the Model S 70D. The new Tesla Model S 70D bring with it a dual-motor all wheel drive feature that packs a 329 horsepower punch, as compared to 302hp offered by the departing Model S 60. The allows the Model S 70D to go from 0-to-60 MPH in 5.2 seconds with a top speed of 140 MPH. Access to the Tesla Supercharger network is now included, a perk that Model S 60 customer had to pay extra for. Same goes for a bunch of…
  • Microsoft Surface Pro 3 review

    Andru Edwards
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:12 pm
    With the Surface Pro 3, Microsoft has switched up its strategy on its tablet PC, aiming to make it the best Windows laptop for the average consumer. This is the third attempt from the company at reinventing the laptop, bringing tablet parity into the product that runs on a full-on Intel Core i5 processor. It’s a large tablet. It’s a thin laptop. It’s a powerful 2 in 1. Is it the one for you, though? Continue reading Microsoft Surface Pro 3 review Tags: adslice, computers, microsoft, pc, reviews, sidefeatured, slates, surface, surface 3, surface pro, surface pro 3, tablets,…
  • Unboxing Live 155: Samsung Galaxy Mega 2

    Andru Edwards
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:25 pm
    The Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 is a crazy large phablet-style smartphone, sporting a full 6-inch high definition 720p display. On the back you have an 8-megapixel camera with a bunch of built-in photo editing tools, along with a private mode, easy mode, and even a single-handed use mode. We bring you the full rundown of the Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 Android smartphone from AT&T in this episode. Don't forget to subscribe to Gear Live's YouTube channel, and don't forget--we are giving away awesome perks for our Patreon backers - thanks for your support!   Here's how to get the…
  • 2016 Nissan GT-R 45th Anniversary Gold Edition details

    Andru Edwards
    17 Mar 2015 | 5:09 pm
    This is the 2016 Nissan GT-R 45th Anniversary Gold Edition. No, when looking at the Premium model, the Anniversary edition isn't any faster, but like the gold Apple Watch Edition, it's much more exclusive than the standard offering. In fact, Nissan will produce just 30 of these for the US. The color is a special hue that they're calling "Silica Brass," and other details include a color-matched VIN plate, and a plaque inside the vehicle that commemorates this edition. Aside from that, you'll find all the goodness here that you find in the rest of the 2016 GT-R lineup, including…
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  • Microsoft launches Azure App Service

    1 Apr 2015 | 4:56 am
    Microsoft reveals a new service for its Azure cloud computing platform and infrastructure in the form of an app that allows developers to create mobile and web apps for any device and platform. The new service’s aim is to offer developers a wide range of operating systems and computer languages within Microsoft’s cloud. “In a mobile first, cloud first world, companies need to ensure their customers, partners, and employees are able to seamlessly connect with and consume data across anywhere and on any device, wrote Bill Staples, the Vice President for App Platform at Microsoft Azure, on…
  • Microsoft launched Lumia 532 and Lumia 435 Today

    20 Feb 2015 | 9:26 am
    Microsoft today launched its two most affordable Lumia devices till date, the Microsoft Lumia 532 and Microsoft Lumia 435. With a great 5MP camera, premium layered design, Glance screen, front facing camera, 1GB Ram and more memory, Lumia 532 enables people to achieve their goals and accomplish more with the best of Microsoft’s experiences. The Lumia 435 is the first 400 series Lumia and the most affordable Lumia yet. Lumia 532 and Lumia 435 deliver competitive hardware alongside innovative software that will continue to receive the very latest updates and enhancements, keeping users…
  • How to Maintain Your Printer

    5 Dec 2014 | 4:34 am
    As one of the most important aspects of the office, your printer will need to be treated with great care and attention. Regularly servicing the machine will ensure it runs to its full potential for as long as it possibly can. If you’re unsure of how to properly maintain a printer, then these tips should help. For Health and Safety reasons, make sure you unplug and switch off the power to the machine before you begin any kind of maintenance. Also try to keep your hands away from hot fusers within the printer. Get Rid of Dust It might not seem like a big issue, but when dust and debris…
  • MHL releases Alternate Mode for new USB TYPE-C Connector

    18 Nov 2014 | 6:18 am
    MHL, LLC has developed an MHL® AlternateMode (“Alt Mode”) for the USB Type-C specification. Using the MHL Alt Mode, a USB Type-C connector and cable can support the MHL 3 specification, which includes 4K video, multi- channel surround sound audio, HDCP 2.2 and is backward compatible with existing versions of the MHL specification. The MHL Consortium continues to advance the MHL specification to support additional capabilities and connectors, such as USB Type-C, ahead of industry demand.
  • Redmi 1S to Launch in India at Rs 5,999 on September 2nd

    26 Aug 2014 | 4:54 am
    MI India today announced that its second smartphone release, the Redmi 1S, will be on sale from 2pm on September 2nd at Rs 5,999/- and pre-registrations for device will begin on August 26th at 6pm exclusively through its e-commerce partner, Flipkart. Similar to the MI3, The Redmi 1S will be available only to those who have registered by midnight on September 1st at and they will be eligible to purchase the phone from September 2nd onwards. Redmi 1S is going to be powered with – 4.7-inch 1280 x 720 (HD) IPS display delivers superfine text and crisp photos. AGC…
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  • OLED-Info launches a display brokerage service

    Ron Mertens
    28 Apr 2015 | 4:31 am
    Finding your way through the fragmented OLED market can be challenging. Several producers offer many types of displays: from simple character PMOLEDs to large flexible AMOLED panels and from small transparent displays to circular full-color smartwatch displays.Device makers who are looking to adopt OLED displays in their future products may find our new display brokerage service useful. We help find the best OLED display and best production partner. We’ll work together to define the parameters of the desired OLED display, identify currently available OLEDs on the market, choose the best…
  • DisplayMate: the flexible OLED used by Apple's Watch is excellent, OLED is the only way to go for smart watch displays

    Ron Mertens
    28 Apr 2015 | 12:16 am
    My friend Raymond from DisplayMate posted the first review of Apple's Watch display. It's a great article and well worth a read. His main conclusion is that the Flexible OLED display is excellent, and Apple did a very good job in its implementation. In fact Raymond says that "there is absolutely no question that for smart watches, OLED is the only way to go for a great display".The OLED provides very nice and accurate colors and a pleasing picture quality. It compares very good to the iPhone 6's LCD display. DisplayMate tested a single edition, one with a Sapphire display (more about this…
  • OLED Encapsulation - a major challenge towards flexible OLED adoption

    Ron Mertens
    25 Apr 2015 | 6:27 am
    One of the major problems with OLED materials is that they are very sensitive to oxygen and moisture. This means that OLEDs need to be protected, and the encapsulation of OLED panels is one of the major obstacles towards efficient mass production of flexible OLED panels.Interested in OLED encapsulation and want to learn more about the different technologies that aim to enable the next-generation flexible display? Read our new article here.Read more about OLED Encapsulation - a major challenge towards flexible OLED adoption
  • EDO updates its AMOLED roadmap, is developing an 8" AMOLED display

    Ron Mertens
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:19 am
    Towards the end of 2014 we reported that China's Everdisplay (EDO) started mass producing 5" 720p AMOLED displays with a capacity of 600,000 panels per month. EDO has since discussed its roadmap several times, and today they updated it again with some new information.We already know that EDO is developing new 5.5" and 6" AMOLEDs. While we knew the company is developing a circular display, EDO now reveals they plan to release a 1.4" panel - and not a 1.35" as previously reported - which probably means that EDO is the producer of the 1.4" 400x400 panel used in Huawei's upcoming Watch. Read more…
  • Bloomberg: SDC started to produce flexible OLEDs at its new Gen-6.5 A3 fab

    Ron Mertens
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:28 am
    According to reports, Samsung is seeing better-then-expected demand for the Galaxy S6 Edge - and SDC will not be able to produce enough flexible OLEDs. Earlier this month I speculated that SDC may try to start producing at its new 6.5-Gen A3 flexible OLED fab sooner then planned - and today Bloomberg reports that this is indeed the case.According to Bloomberg, Samsung already started to produce flexible OLEDs at the A3 fab - which was expected to enter production in June.Read more about Bloomberg: SDC started to produce flexible OLEDs at its new Gen-6.5 A3 fab
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  • Everspin appoints a new chief financial officer

    28 Apr 2015 | 12:49 am
    Everspin Technologies announced it has appointed Jeff Winzeler as the company’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Winzeler joins Everspin from Avnera, a privately held semiconductor company specializing in analog and digital SoCs, and he served as CFO at several public companies.In January 2015 Everspin closed a $29 million funding round, led by Global Foundries and Western Digital Capital, and the company is ramping up STT-MRAM production, and busy accelerating and delivering perpendicular and Gigabit ST-MRAM to the market. It's possible that Everspin is also gearing up towards an IPO and…
  • STT-MRAM MTJ cells can be used to mimick the human brain's synapses

    24 Apr 2015 | 11:17 pm
    Researchers from France's Universite Paris-Sud and the CEA institute say that the probabilistic nature of STT-MRAM devices can be used to create synapses-like neuro system. This can be used to create efficient devices that mimic the human's brain method of operation.MRAM cells (or MTJs) store data using electrons magnetic spin. The technology uses stochastic switching, and so to be sure that a bit is set, you have to applying a current in the MTJ for a long enough time (to increase the probability of the spin changes). In these new experiments, the researchers take advantage of the stochastic…
  • Keysight Technologies to launch an STT-MRAM test solution product developed in collaboration with Tohoku and the CIES

    17 Mar 2015 | 7:44 am
    Keysight Technologies announced it will launch STT-MRAM test solution products, developed in collaboration with Tohoku University and the Center for Innovative Integrated Electronic System (CIES).Keysight says that they aim to release the test solution in early 2016. This will address "various challenges in industry".Source: Tohoku University
  • E2v launches a 32Mb stacked-package MRAM device

    12 Mar 2015 | 1:02 am
    e2v announced a new stacked-package 32Mb MRAM device, the EV5A16B that includes two 16Mb MRAM chips (made by Everspin of course) in a 54-pins TSOP. The new device is available in commercial (0 to 70 degrees Celsius) and industrial (-40 to 85 degrees Celsius) temperature ranges. The EV5A16B offers SRAM-compatible, 35-ns read/write timing with data retention and endurance and targeted for microprocessors, DSP, storage systems, instruments, and FPGAs. The EV5A16B is available now.
  • Toshiba shows a new STT-MRAM test chip that consumes about 80% less power than SRAM memory

    6 Mar 2015 | 9:48 pm
    Toshiba presented a new STT-MRAM 1-Mb test chip that provides speed performance capable of 3.3-ns access to in-cache memory. The newly developed circuit consumes about 80% less power compared to a conventional SRAM as embedded memory - and Toshiba says that this makes it the best power-performing embedded memory. To make this chip, Toshiba developed a new class of magnetic materials, that enabled them to build this low-power, high-efficiency, high-speed performance in energy-efficient magnetic tunnel junction (MTJ) memory. The circuit was designed for sub-100-ns high-speed power shutoff and…
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    All things tech/ beautiful

  • I wish 10. Cats at Indian Traffic Signals

    Anupam Varghese
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:12 pm
    I wish we have traffic signals where cut-out cats pop-up on the road. No more plain red lights. Let me explain.To anyone who has travelled on Indian roads, this should be pretty obvious; to others, it might sound fatally amusing. One thing that vehicle drivers in India seem inherently incapable of doing is stopping before the white lines drawn at traffic signals (that is if they decide to stop in the first place).Thankfully, there is ONE thing that can stop almost all of them: cats. A cat crossing ones path is considered inauspicious (to put it mildly) and Indians would do anything to avoid…
  • My song

    Anupam Varghese
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:30 pm
    Past slow streams, and paddy plains,A gentle breeze, the drizzling rain, A blue-bird tries catch-up in vain,To a soulful beat, my rocking trainBack ten years, my numb mind panes, A time that sure no more remains,Had no money and had no pains,Nor plans beyond the morrow made,When music was the sole refrain, And dreams my waiting soul had gained,To love, I was not yet ordained,Just longings that were best contained,In the sleepy city, along the drain,My good 'ol car, on a narrow lane,Driving with the rolled down panes,Humming a tune the radio made,Next to me, the guitar he played,My fingers…
  • Don't let the festival of noise kill the festival of light

    Anupam Varghese
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:03 am
    Diwali or Deepawali, the festival of light symbolizes the victory of light over darkness.Thus goes a beautiful prayer [source]:Thamasoma jyothirgamaya, From darkness, lead to light,Asathoma sadgamaya, From untruth, lead to truth,Mrityoma amritamgamaya, From death, lead to life,Om shanti, shanti, shantihi, Let there be peace, peace, peaceDiwali today has unfortunately turned unto an occasion that leads to more distress than peace. People with heart ailments, asthmatics, infants and animals will have a tough time today. There will be death and injury due to improper and…
  • The Demo Demon

    Anupam Varghese
    10 Oct 2014 | 12:32 pm
    They say that a demon lurks within every demonstration and its a good friend of Murphy's. Ha! I say...
  • Love Google's Doodle on Indian Election Results Day

    Anupam Varghese
    15 May 2014 | 10:36 pm
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  • 10/30/2016 - Introducing a Mobile-First Approach to Building Your Next App

    30 Oct 2016 | 9:00 am
    Wednesday, October 30, 2013 10AM PT, San Francisco 5pm - London | 1pm - New York | Thu, Oct 31th at 4am - Sydney | Thu, Oct 31th at 2am - Tokyo | Thu, Oct 31th at 1am - Beijing | 10:30pm - Mumbai Presented by: Carlos Andreu, Raj Balasubramanian Duration: Approximately 60 minutes. Cost: Free The webcast is based on an upcoming 'Mobile First' book that Raj Balasubramanian and Carlos Andreu are working on with O'Reilly Media. This hands-on webcast will cater to two class of developers - enterprise or backend developers who have dabbled in building web sites but hasn't spent much time on mobile,…
  • How to Promote Your Webinar (part 2)

    18 Jun 2013 | 11:33 am
    This is part 2 of the How to Promote Your Webinar post I wrote a few weeks ago.  In the first part, I discussed using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and industry publications.  Here are some more ideas: Video or audio introduction – Create a video or audio introduction about your webinar to embed in your website and event invitations.  Hearing or seeing an introduction to your webinar will help convert potential registrants.  Post it on YouTube, Viddler,Vimeo and other video sites to get more visibility. Email signature – Add your webinar to your email signature.  You’d be…
  • How to Best Leverage Your Webinar

    18 Feb 2013 | 5:06 pm
    You’ve drawn up and refined your message, crafted your slides, rehearsed, posted it on, and you’re a week out from presenting on your favorite webinar platform.    But how do you make sure your audience shows up? And once it’s over, what are you going to do with that time investment? First, your audience, like your teenage son, needs to be reminded of their commitment. Make sure that you select a webinar platform with an automated reminder system. Ideally, it would have the ability to send an email upon registration, a day before the event, an hour before the…
  • Steps to Host a Webinar for Generating Business Leads and Enhancing Sales

    14 Jan 2013 | 7:24 pm
    Conducting your first webinar is a daunting task but everyone has to start somewhere. It takes a lot of hard work to host a successful webinars that will effectively create an overwhelming number of sales.  You should remember that conducting successful webinar is advantageous for your business.  Thus, while communicating your message, you should be strategic as well as tactical. Being strategic indicates that everything you do should be relevant to the business goals of your organization.  You should also be tactical so that you always put the correct message in the correct channel and…
  • When Should You Host a Paid Webinar?

    18 Oct 2012 | 9:45 am
    The decision of conducting a paid webinar and how much you should charge for your webinar depends on your business goals.  If you are planning to promote a product or service or to develop your business leads, a free webinar would be the right choice for you as it helps in maximizing the number of audience who participate in the webinar.  Thus, many start-up companies prefer offering their expertise free of cost to obtain more registrations to increase the number of participants. Moreover, a free webinar is much easier to implement as the host doesn’t have to take the pain of processing…
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    Ask Owen

  • How do I resize a batch of images on my Mac?

    Owen Cutajar
    16 Apr 2015 | 4:04 am
    I have a number of photos that I’d like to resize so they’re a bit smaller before I upload to my website. Do I need a Photoshop on my Mac to do this or is there an easier way? You can easily batch resize groups of images within Mac OS X by using the included Preview app, that is, taking a group of pictures set at one or various resolutions, and collectively resize them all together in a group to a new resolution, outputting either as the same file or as a new file saved at the newly desired resolution. Long ago you had to buy expensive third party software for this purpose, but no…
  • How do I install Mavericks on my old Mac?

    Owen Cutajar
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:35 am
    I have an old Mac I’d like to install Mavericks on but I seem to have lost the admin password. How can I do this? Believe it or not, you don’t really need to be an admin to upgrade your Mac OS. However, you do need to boot right into the installer rather than try and launch it from your desktop. You might need a machine you DO have admin access to to create the bootable media, but that’s really all you need. Here’s what you need to do: Before being able to create a bootable OS X installer, you’ll need to do the following first: Use the Mac App Store to download…
  • How do I set up a webcam at home to monitor while I’m out?

    Owen Cutajar
    23 Feb 2014 | 1:22 pm
    I was wondering if it’s possible to set up webcam to monitor my house while I’m out. What’s the best way to do this? There are a couple of options on how to do this. My very first setup, many moons ago, consisted of a laptop with a couple of USB webcams connected to it. I was using software to upload an image to an FTP server every 30 seconds. It did the job, but was a pretty flimsy setup. Today I would recommend an out-of-the-box solution called Watchbot. I have one of these little babies set up at home, and it was a doddle to set up. Here’s a photo of the little…
  • What is Bitcoin?

    Owen Cutajar
    25 Nov 2013 | 4:09 pm
    I keep seeing the word Bitcoin come up in the media and on website. What is this Bitcoin thing all about? Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer digital currency that functions without the intermediation of a central authority. It has been called a cryptocurrency because it is decentralized and uses cryptography to control transactions and prevent double-spending, a problem for digital currencies. Once validated, every individual transaction is permanently recorded in a public ledger known as the blockchain. Payment processing is done by a network of private computers often specially tailored to this…
  • How do I multiply an hourly rate in Excel?

    Owen Cutajar
    1 Oct 2013 | 1:45 pm
    I’m putting together a timesheet in Excel and wanted to multiply my hours by an hourly rate. Ive been messing around for hours and reading up in the help but there’s nothing that suggests how this can be done. What’s the best way to do this? It turns out to be much easier than you think. It’s a great little technique that can be used whether you’re calculating what it costs to sit in McDonalds all day, or playing with pignose amplifiers at guitar center. Here’s what you need to do: First of all, make sure your hours are formatted in a time format. This…
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    Tech Cocktail

  • How do you Pilot a 90s Era Company Through the Modern Age?

    Will Schmidt
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:30 am
    I’m going to start with one of the most basic, factual statements I’ve ever made: the world of technology is constantly changing. I start here because, while it is base, it indicates a much deeper question is lurking just below the surface: how do you keep a tech company relevant in an evolving environment like that? David Miller, President of, was brought onto the Vancouver based company to provide an answer to this question with his years of experience in similar fields. However, this challenge is unique for him and the platform because Officepools has been operational…
  • LaunchKey Offers Authentication via White Label SDK

    Ann Diab
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Passwords are no longer an adequate method of authentication and are one of the primary driving forces behind recent global security breaches (Slack, Uber, Anthem, Twitch). At the same time, the growing “Internet of Things” is generally incompatible with passwords because most “things” don’t have interfaces that allow for a password. Most smart devices and “things” require fully decentralized authentication (i.e. authentication layer resides out of band). LaunchKey has officially announced the launch of their White Label SDK (Software Development Kit) for…
  • What Does it Take to Get to a Billion Dollars?

    Mike Templeman
    28 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    There’s a term that’s becoming commonplace in the business community. The term is “unicorn” and it’s used to describe startups that are still privately held and are valued at over a billion dollars. Now, this doesn’t mean they have a billion dollars in revenue, or that anyone is willing to pay one billion dollars for them today. This is strictly reserved for the valuation that venture capitalists have given them for the purposes of investments. So, let’s examine a few of these unicorns and identify some of the factors that contributed to their sky-high valuations. Uber Stats:…
  • The Monopoly of Google [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Ronald Barba
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Founded in 1996 and launched in 1998, Google has grown significantly – moving beyond its initial goals of online search. From creating its own unique kinds of hardware like Google Glass, to launching its own wireless phone service, Project Fi, Google has gone from simple search to a company focused on touching upon almost every aspect of the tech industry. In a recent infographic titled The Monopoly of Google, we can get a glimpse of every major projects that Google has committed itself to since its 1996. Apropos of its title, The Monopoly of Google is laid out much like the classic…
  • 6 Signs a Potential Employee Will Drain Your Team of Creativity

    Camila Souza
    27 Apr 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Can you pick a bad apple from the bunch? Every company comes across negative people. They’re not always easy to recognize, but if they stay around for a long time, they can damage overall morale. Sometimes the negative employee is good at his or her job. They get their work done, but their acidic personalities eat away at the goals–and eventually the bottom line–of a company after a while. That’s because they drain the team members around them. Dan Sullivan recently discussed the issue of negativity in the workplace in his10XTalk Podcast, where he divides everyone…
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  • How to use HandBrake’s queue feature to convert multiple videos.
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:23 pm
    You like videos, right? Then you’re probably familiar with HandBrake, the open source video conversion tool. Encoding a single file is pretty straightforward, but the program has the ability to set up a cue and go through a bunch of shows while you are away from your computer. Here’s a quick video walkthrough on how to use this feature I put together for a friend.
  • Basic .gitignore for Craft CMS development
    4 Jan 2015 | 8:53 am
    I wanted to share my basic .gitignore file for when I'm working on a Craft CMS project. Sometimes I use CodeKit, sometimes I don't but this .gitignore file will take care of CodeKit cache just in case. # Mac specific .DS_Store .DS_Store? .AppleDouble .LSOverride ehthumbs.db Thumbs.db # Icon must end with two \r Icon # Thumbnails ._* # Files that might appear on external disk .Spotlight-V100 .Trashes # Directories potentially created on remote AFP share .AppleDB .AppleDesktop Network Trash Folder Temporary Items .apdisk bower_components .tmp .sass_cache .codekit-cache # Craft specific…
  • Bootstrap 3 quick fix for older Firefox versions
    29 Jun 2014 | 12:39 pm
    I recently worked on a site and used Bootstrap v3 as the framework for my grid system. As I got far into the project, the requirement for Firefox versions crept downward to version 27. My carefully constructed columns started to crumble in this version of Firefox. After a little research, it turned out that the CSS box-sizing rule for Bootstrap had dropped the ‘-moz’ prefixes. Here’s what Bootstrap had in it: * { box-sizing: border-box; } *:before, *:after { box-sizing: border-box; } To add support for the older Firefox builds, I left the official Bootstrap file alone but…
  • Bookmarklet for logging into Beats Music
    25 Jun 2014 | 6:36 am
    I really enjoy Beats Music but since they have a 3 device limit, I am logged out of the app on my computer regularly. I also have Beats set up in a Fluid stand-alone app on my machine. The reason I did this is because it keeps my music playing even if I happen to restart my web browser. I can also put the Beats app I created in my doc for easy access. Unfortunately this means the app doesn’t integrate into my password storage app. This means I would have to log into it in a separate window, copy my password and paste it into the Fluid Beats app to start music. To make this process…
  • Helper bookmarklet to refresh any web page for “capturing” a live video or audio stream.
    28 Feb 2014 | 8:01 am
    I was not going to be near my computer for a recent live webcast I really wanted to watch; unfortunately the event was also not being archived by the site. Live viewing was the only option unless I could capture the stream for watching the next day. Luckily there are a variety of tools for stream capturing. Two that I use and recommend are Jaksta for video and audio and Audio Hijack Pro for audio only. (For why I use Audio Hijack Pro for audio when Jaksta does that too is addressed at the end of this post.) Either program will do the media capture, but there was still a problem I needed to…
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    Reuters Video: Technology

  • Zebrafish "inner ear" imaging wins science video prize

    27 Apr 2015 | 11:07 am
    A microscopic view of the development of a sensory organ in zebrafish has won biologists Dr. Mariana Muzzopappa and Jim Swoger first place in this year's Nikon Small World in Motion Photomicrography Competition. Ben Gruber reports.
  • Mexican students invent eco-friendly motorbike

    27 Apr 2015 | 8:11 am
    Mexican students in Oaxaca City design a motorbike that runs on its own generated energy, without using any combustion. They say their prototype model is a breakthrough invention for eco-friendly motorbikes. Elly Park reports.
  • Applied Materials calls off takeover

    27 Apr 2015 | 7:28 am
    Applied Materials and Tokyo Electron said U.S. regulatory concerns made them call off their $10 bln merger. Fred Katayama reports.
  • Pilots fly drones using mind over matter

    27 Apr 2015 | 3:05 am
    Researchers demonstrate technology that allows unmanned aircraft to be controlled from the ground using only signals from the pilot's brain. Amy Pollock reports.
  • Apple Watch's low key launch

    24 Apr 2015 | 12:13 pm
    Apple is taking a risk in launching its first wearable gadget without the usual fanfare, selling it only in select upscale boutiques. Bobbi Rebell reports.
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    Softpedia News > Technology & Gadgets

  • Watch: Drone Footage Showing the Devastating Effects of Nepal Earthquake

    Softpedia News (Alexandra Arici)
    28 Apr 2015 | 2:30 am
    The earthquake that devastated Nepal and left thousands of people dead this weekend shifted the earth beneath Kathmandu by up to several meters south. The massive 7.8-magnitude quake on Saturday was the Himalayan nation’s deadliest disaster in more than 80 years, killing over 4,300 people and causing massive destruction throughout the capital and beyond. A full assessment of the aftermath is not yet complete, and as Prime Minister Sushil Koirala said, the death toll coul... (read more)
  • Samsung Firmware EXT0DB6Q Is Available for Its 840 EVO SSDs - Get It Now

    Softpedia News (Iulian Pascal)
    28 Apr 2015 | 12:21 am
    Today, Samsung has announced the availability of its new EXT0DB6Q firmware version developed for 840 EVO SSD models, which now includes support for Advanced Performance Optimizations in Samsung Magician 4.6. If you intend to apply this release, save the downloadable package on your desktop (available for both Windows and Mac OS platforms), and create a bootable CD/DVD with it. The image includes a firmware update utility, as well as the actual EXT0DB6Q firmware version. ... (read more)
  • Amazon Kindle 7th Generation and Kindle Voyage Receive Firmware

    Softpedia News (Iulian Pascal)
    27 Apr 2015 | 9:14 am
    Just now, Amazon has made available its new firmware package compatible with Kindle 7th-gen, Kindle Voyage, and Kindle Paperwhite 2nd-gen eReaders, which should include general improvements that boost up the device’s overall performance. However, since the producer hasn’t provided any changelog whatsoever, the only way to find out what the changes really are is to apply this release on your device. If you intend to do so, first of all know what firmware version is c... (read more)
  • ACMELL Updates SD28 and S60 Action Cameras Firmware - Download Now

    Softpedia News (Iulian Pascal)
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:15 am
    ACMELL has rolled out new firmware packages developed for two of its action camera models, namely versions 20150421v01 and 2015031701, compatible with SD28 and S60 devices, respectively, which should improve overall performance and stability. As the producer highlights, only its SD28 imaging unit receives support for Black & White video recording mode and 2-second time lapse feature, leaving the S60 camera without any release notes whatsoever. In terms of installation, h... (read more)
  • A New Stable Firmware Is Provided by AsusWrt-Merlin - Download Version 378.53.0

    Softpedia News (Iulian Pascal)
    26 Apr 2015 | 11:35 pm
    Being targeted at router owners who desire to install custom firmware on their devices, AsusWrt-Merlin’s 378.53.0 software release updates Tor version to, merges with Asus GPL 378_4980 code, and includes several other changes. One interesting addition would be the implementation of OpenVPN policy routing. Through this feature, you can choose client or destination IPs that you want to pass through the VPN tunnel.  In addition to that, the routing policy allows se... (read more)
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    Tech Trends

  • Apple Watch: First Impressions and Pictures

    Bill Petro
    12 Apr 2015 | 8:41 pm
    Apple Watch: First Impressions and Pictures Apple Watch went on sale Friday morning at midnight Pacific Time. I’ve written previously about Apple Watch at length previously here. To say its launch was popular would be an understatement: it sold out in 6 hours. I’m hearing ship dates now of June and August. The gold Apple Watch Edition: August. Early rumored reports: 1 million pre-ordered this weekend in the US alone. I logged in before midnight and hit the refresh button on 4 browsers across 2 computers but my Apple Store app on my iPhone got me in sooner. It took about 3 minutes to order…
  • Apple’s New Ecosystem: the Implications of Apple Pay

    Bill Petro
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:56 pm
          APPLE’S NEW ECOSYSTEM: THE IMPLICATIONS OF APPLE PAY Today, October 20, Apple launched Apple Pay with the release of their iPhone iOS 8.1 version of the device operating system. This new payment system is scheduled to go live with 220,000 merchants today for users with iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. I wrote about these new devices here. When the Apple Watch is released in 2015, which I wrote about here, it will support Apple Pay as well. See the list of merchants at the end of this article. * While the iPhone and Apple Watches are innovative, I believe the real excitement is…
  • Apple Watch: a New Category for Apple

    Bill Petro
    14 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    APPLE WATCH: A NEW CATEGORY FOR APPLE On initial impression, some might say this seems like less of a watch and more an iPhone nano. While the iPhone 6 is an evolutionary change and larger than before, as I discussed in my last article here, the Apple Watch is a new product category for Apple with new ecosystems to go with it. I talk about the ecosystems here. This is the dawn of a new platform for Apple, and though it’s clearly a “1.0” product shipping in early 2015, they got a lot right their first time out. Especially in functionality, this has more raw compute power and…
  • Apple’s New iPhone 6: Why you care

    Bill Petro
    5 Oct 2014 | 4:24 pm
    Apple’s recent product launch in Cupertino was huge: iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, about which many leaks had already informed us Apple Watch, the previously rumored iWatch saw the light of day, though it cannnot be ordered until next year. Read about it in my next article here Two new ecosystems — which are the truly revolutionary part of the announcement — Apple Pay and HealthKit. I’ll tell you why these will be significant. Read about Apple Pay here For a bit of irony… These are the highest performing iPhones ever released. And as happens with each new iPhone…
  • VMworld 2014 San Francisco: Final Day

    Bill Petro
    4 Sep 2014 | 8:41 pm
    VMWORLD 2014 SAN FRANCISCO: FINAL DAY VMworld does something special for the Press and Bloggers, it reserves several tables near the front of the auditorium with power cords and a special WiFi feed. This makes it easy to take lousy low light photos from one’s iPhone. Having written on Day 1 and Day 2 of VMworld, on the last day we learned that attendees had attended 9,300 labs. And they raised $248,460 through Destination GiveBack. The last day is usually reserved for innovations, last year’s was about robots and 3D printing. This time: People Plus Machines. Jane McGonigal, Super…
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    Techvibes Global News

  • Weather Network Connected TV App Updated with New Features

    27 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Today, Pelmorex Media updated its Weather Network app for smart televisions and set-top devices. The updated app has several new features, including full screen photos with slideshow functionality; an expanded global library of videos; and localizes search capabilities. “As Canada’s leading multi-platform weather information service, we strive to offer users a cutting-edge experience and the enriched features on the Connected TV app validate this,” said Naomi Lipowski, Director of Global Web, iTV & TV Emerging Technologies, Pelmorex Media Inc. Globally, more and more…
  • Upcoming Canadian Tech Events You Should Check Out

    27 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
        Looking for something tech-related to do in the next few weeks? We’ve chosen a few of our favourite upcoming tech events happening across Canada.   Founders on a Bus Interested in going to FounderFuel’s spring demo day in Montreal but live in Toronto or Kitchener-Waterloo?  Well, there’s a bus you can take with other startup founders and fans. The bus ride will be an event in itself, a great opportunity to do some network and three of the startup founders on the bus will have the change to pitch from the stage in Montreal It starts at University of…
  • Second Cup Coffee Launches New Rewards Program with Innovative Mobile App

    27 Apr 2015 | 9:58 pm
    Second Cup Ltd. today announced the national launch of Second Cup Coffee Co.™ Rewards – a free loyalty program with a mobile app designed to enhance its customers' coffee experience by providing a simple and fast way to earn points, redeem rewards and be delighted by personalized offers and surprises. Today's launch represents another milestone in the company's brand revolution and commitment to delivering the ultimate coffee experience to Canadians. The Rewards program allows members to earn points for every dollar spent at Second Cup, providing exceptional value as reward levels…
  • SensorSuite Raises $550K to Enable the Future of Connected Commercial Buildings

    27 Apr 2015 | 9:58 pm
    Toronto's SensorSuite announced today the successful closing of over half a million in funding from Extreme Venture Partners, Business Development Bank of Canada, and private angels. SensorSuite is an Internet of Things (IoT) company that provides innovative wireless monitoring and energy saving solutions for multi-residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. This funding will support growth plans for SensorSuite’s project pipeline and fuel the development of its disruptive monitoring and energy management platform. Smart buildings are already a $35 billion global business growing…
  • Small Business Lender OnDeck Expands Canadian Operations

    27 Apr 2015 | 3:47 pm
    OnDeck Capital announced today it has expanded its small business lending services in Canada. Since 2007, OnDeck has delivered over $2 billion to American small businesses in more than 700 industries and has been lending in Canada since 2014. Since its initial launch in Canada in 2014, OnDeck has already funded more than 150 industries. As part of the expansion, OnDeck will now offer loans up to $150,000 to Canada’s 1.1 million small businesses. OnDeck chose Canada, as the first country to lend to outside the United States, launching the company’s strategic initiative to meet the…
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  • Simon Cowell-Produced Reality Series Among 18 Upcoming Yahoo Original Series

    Bree Brouwer
    28 Apr 2015 | 4:59 am
    Yahoo is gearing up to produce and distribute a whole lot more content in the next few months. At Digital Content Newfronts on April 27, 2015, the online media giant announced a slate of 18 new, upcoming web series, including a reality show executive produced by television personality Simon Cowell. Yahoo’s new programs will arrive in the form of original short-form and TV-style scripted shows, live programming, and content created for its digital magazines. A year after it announced its first two half-hour scripted programs, only one of the 18 planned series on Yahoo’s…
  • Mr. Stampy Cat Launches New Channel, Three New Shows

    Bree Brouwer
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:27 pm
    Joseph Garrett has created a new YouTube channel alongside Maker Studios. The Minecraft-playing YouTube star (known as Stampylonghead, Mr. Stampy Cat, and Stampylongnose) launched the new channel Wonder Quest on April 25, 2015, along with three original series called Wonder Quest, I Wonder, and Side Quest. As with most of Garrett’s content, Wonder Quest is set in the world of Minecraft and stars Garrett as the beloved avatar character Stampy Cat. Each of the 12 episodes will see Stampy going on adventures to teach educational topics, centered around Core Curriculum ideas and Next…
  • ‘Burning Love’ Studio, Fox To Bring ‘Filthy Sexy Teen$’ To Fullscreen

    Sam Gutelle
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:36 pm
    In 2014, Jonathan Stern and Keith Quinn–who both served as executives for the critically-acclaimed Yahoo web series Burning Love–teamed up with FOX for a first-look deal. Now, four comedy series born out of the partnership between FOX, Stern, and Quinn have been announced. Among other projects, the producing duo are planning Filthy Sexy Teen$, a salaciously-titled series that will premiere online via the Fullscreen network. Filthy Sexy Teen$ will be produced through Stern’s Abonimable Pictures, which in addition to Burning Love has produced two other reality TV…
  • Ad Council Taps YouTube Stars For ‘Creators For Good’ Campaign

    Bree Brouwer
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:09 pm
    The Ad Council has turned to digital celebrities to promote important social causes. In an announcement at a breakfast that headed the Digital Content Newfronts on April 27, 2015, the Council said it teamed up with YouTube stars like Grace Helbig and Justine Ezarik (aka iJustine) for the Creators for Good social awareness campaign. As part of the Creators for Good initiative, Helbig, Ezarik, Joey Graceffa, Meghan Rienks, and The Fine Bros. will select one of the Ad Council’s campaigns and create original content to inspire social change in younger audiences. Each creator can pick their…
  • BuzzFeed Reaches A Billion Views Per Month, Eyes “Distributed Platforms” Like Facebook

    Sam Gutelle
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:20 pm
    At its 2014 Digital Content Newfronts presentation, BuzzFeed discussed the ways in which it uses share data, psychology, and hyper-specific categories to create videos that resonate with its users across social media networks. In 2015, BuzzFeed has grown even larger. A year after it touted one billion total views, it now claims a billion views per month. As it undergoes this rapid expansion, data continues to play a key role in its operations, and recently, it has used its granular approach to video to capture viewers on “distributed platforms” like Facebook and Snapchat. During…
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  • Babajob Secures $10m Funding From Australia’s SEEK Ltd.

    Vardaan<br><img src="" alt="Vardaan" class="avatar" width='50' height='50'/>
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:37 am
    Bangalore-based, a marketplace for aspiring workers, has secured a $10 million minority investment from Australia-based SEEK Limited. SEEK Limited is the
  • The Top 20 IoT Companies Right Now

    Kirti Sharma<br><img src="" alt="Kirti Sharma" class="avatar" width='50' height='50'/>
    28 Apr 2015 | 1:11 am
    Internet of Things (IoT) involves connecting everything from wearable devices and traffic signals to waste control systems and door locks to a
  • Infosys Acquires US-based E-Commerce Firm Kallidus

    Vardaan<br><img src="" alt="Vardaan" class="avatar" width='50' height='50'/>
    28 Apr 2015 | 12:16 am
    Infosys, the Indian based IT and consulting giant has expanded its reach in the digital e-commerce market by acquiring Kallidus, a US
  • Uber & Zomato Join Hands To Enable Users To Book Cabs To Restaurants

    Vardaan<br><img src="" alt="Vardaan" class="avatar" width='50' height='50'/>
    28 Apr 2015 | 12:01 am
    Uber, the taxi hailing application and Zomato, the online restaurant guide, have recently entered into a partnership. This partnership would allow users
  • TRAI Foolishly Leaked Over 1 Million E-Mail Ids

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    27 Apr 2015 | 10:32 am
    Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has released the list of email IDs from which it received responses regarding net neutrality or
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  • Beyond God’s Limits: Tech Lessons from Babel

    Phil Schneider
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    I’ve always been intrigued by the story of Babel from the book of Genesis. It’s pretty unique, as Bible stories go. 1 Now the whole world had one language and a common speech. 2 As people moved eastward, they found a plain in Shinar and settled there. 3 They said to each other, “Come, let’s make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They used brick instead of stone, and tar for mortar. 4 Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves; otherwise we will be scattered over the face of the…
  • Winged Insects Created with Old Circuit Boards [Image]

    Eric Dye
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    What do you do with old computers, video game consoles, and televisions? Artist Julie Alice Chappell takes the pieces and parts from salvaged computers and gaming systems and creates these works of art… Wouldn’t one of these be great on your desk!?! I imagine they are even more amazing to hold in your hand. It looks like they’ve been wildly popular—since her Etsy store is empty—but hopefully she’ll be building more soon. So cool! [via My Modern Met] Winged Insects Created with Old Circuit Boards [Image] first appeared on ChurchMag and is sponsored by ChurchMag…
  • Please Help Us Pick A Hashtag! [Podcast #51]

    Eric Dye
    26 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    After several conversations have erupted on Twitter and Google+ about the ChurchMag Podcast, we’ve decided that it’s time for us to pick a hashtag. Hashtags are a great way for everyone to be a part of a larger conversation, and since you are a part of that conversation, we thought it would be awesome if you could help us bake it up. Here’s more info… [Subscribe via iTunes | Stitcher | RSS | Proudly Hosted on Buzzsprout] Links & Stuff We mentioned these first links in the podcast, but we’ve included a few extras for you as well… The Power of the…
  • The Weekly Briefly Podcast [Saturday Morning Review]

    Chris Wilson
    25 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Shawn today is the member’s exclusive podcast from Shawn Blanc, Former creative director at the International House of Prayer and now online entrepreneur behind, Tools and Toys and the Sweet setup. The Friday edition of the podcast is called the weekly briefly and is published openly, the other episodes are only accessible to members. I heard about Shawn and his endeavours a while ago when I got my first mac and wanted some bloggers to follow and get the best tips from. Shawn was one of the names put forward but I didn’t sign up to be a member and get his “daily”…
  • Pong + Pacman + Space Invaders

    Eric Dye
    25 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    What would happen if you took three iconic retro games and combined them into one? Wonder no more. I present to you, Pong-Pacman-Space Invaders: 2 players Gamepad support 1080p 60 fps This little number can be downloaded for any PC platform—Windows, Mac, Linux—for free. Yup. There goes the rest of the day. You’re welcome. Get it while you can! Pong + Pacman + Space Invaders first appeared on ChurchMag and is sponsored by ChurchMag Press.
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    by Ron Miller

  • Cloud 5: The AWS story, Apple-IBM partnership, container primer

    Ron Miller
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:20 am
    It's Friday and that means it's time for my weekly feature, The Cloud 5. This week we look at a brief history of AWS, the beauty of the IBM-Apple partnership and a how containerization got so popular. Photo Credit: Ron Miller
  • The cloud transition has arrived

    Ron Miller
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:48 am
    Cloud computing has surely arrived, and a recent survey conducted by 451 Research suggests that usage is surprisingly stable across the world. What's really surprising though is that the survey found IT on-premises budgets have dropped below 50 percent. Photo Credit: FutUndBeidl on Flickr. Used under CC by 2.0 license.
  • Cloud Customer Service Startup Freshdesk Reels In $50M Round

    Ron Miller
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:41 am
    Freshdesk is competing with some big fish, but that didn't stop it from reeling in $50M in new investment today as it continues its phenomenal growth rate. Photo Credit: CanStockPhoto
  • Cloud 5: HP stays in cloud, Docker's big raise, false security worries

    Ron Miller
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:23 am
    I t's Friday and that means it's time for my weekly feature, The Cloud 5. This week, we look at HP back-pedaling from exiting the public cloud, Docker's huge pay day and how cloud security fears persist despite evidence to the contrary. Photo Credit: Ron Miller. Used under CC by 2.0 license.
  • IBM Launches Major Internet of Things Offensive

    Ron Miller
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:12 am
    IBM held back with the cloud and had to play catch-up, but it's trying to get ahead of the curve with Internet of Things announcing a major push that includes a $3B investment and a partnership with The Weather Company.
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  • Kerbal Space Program leaving Beta. Version 1.0 arrives tomorrow

    Brad Grier
    26 Apr 2015 | 4:54 pm
    New version of Kerbal Space Program arrives tomorrow, the first full non-beta release. Yes, all sorts of new stuff and features — here’s some promo videos: Kerbal Space Program leaving Beta. Version 1.0 arrives tomorrow originally appeared on on April 26, 2015. The post Kerbal Space Program leaving Beta. Version 1.0 arrives tomorrow appeared first on
  • Needed to share this on my blog, so I know where to find it regularly :D xkcd: Up Goer Five

    Brad Grier
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:53 pm via xkcd: Up Goer Five. Needed to share this on my blog, so I know where to find it regularly :D xkcd: Up Goer Five originally appeared on on April 20, 2015. The post Needed to share this on my blog, so I know where to find it regularly :D xkcd: Up Goer Five appeared first on
  • When the Stars Align

    Brad Grier
    11 Mar 2015 | 8:49 pm
    Today was a pretty normal day for the most part. Took Selena in for a quick checkup vet visit. Went to work and audited an advanced Excel class (that I’ll be teaching soon). Regular, normal stuff. Except when you apply a ‘space’ layer to the day. Driving home from the clinic with Selena, I heard Go! — a very cool music / archival audio mashup by Public System from their new The Race For Space album. Video below. Then also noted that Sid Meier’s Starships is due out for iOS. Yes, video below. iTunes link when it’s live on iTunes. And finally also noted that Buzz Aldrin’s Space…
  • A few bumps but we’re all right.

    Brad Grier
    28 Feb 2015 | 2:07 am
    Well the GameAThon got off to a bit of a bumpy start, with Twitch TV temporarily banning me for not showing gaming content. So now I’m streaming on YouTube… had a bit of scrambling around to hook it up but it’s done. Gaming-wise, we loosely stuck to the schedule with Pathfinder Adventure Card Game leading off, followed by some competitive Halo. Looks like we blew over the time allotted for Dwarf Fortress, but I’ll pick up the schedule in a few minutes with some Pandemic on the iPad. I may stick the whole hour or, if I lose too quickly, will find something else to play. Either way,…
  • In less than 24 hours I’ll be gaming for 24 hours to support CaliCan Rescue — Cheer me on!

    Brad Grier
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:18 pm
    Tomorrow night, Friday night, I’ll be starting a 24hr marathon gaming session to support my friends at CaliCan Rescue. I’m one of the folk who’ve accepted the Play4Paws2 challenge, so yeah, I’ll be gaming, catching up on my gaming deficit over the last few months It’s been years Yeah, years since I stayed up ’round the clock. More, actually since I have to work tomorrow morning, so I’ll likely be up over 36 hours. So I’m not sure what to expect, except that as my sleep-deprived brain tries to play games, you can bet that I’ll suck more as the evening wears on. Ah well.
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  • Muggles, Don't Even Think About Attempting This Harry Potter Bucket List

    28 Apr 2015 | 5:45 am
    Muggles, don't even think about attempting this Harry Potter bucket list! It's only for folks who know their stuff about witchcraft and wizardry - aka extreme fans of J.K. Rowling's magical series. From collecting special items to learning one's own true wizarding colors, we've rounded up quite a few experiences that every Potter enthusiast should have in their lifetime. If there are items on this list that you haven't already accomplished, you won't need a Remembrall to remind you about them . . . you won't want to rest until they're completed! Source: Flickr user aloha75
  • How to Decide Which Apple Watch Is Best For You

    28 Apr 2015 | 4:50 am
    This question originally appeared on Quora: How do I decide which Apple Watch to purchase? Answer by Mills Baker - a product manager at Mokriya, a design software development studio - on Quora. I think the decision process should run a bit like this: Are any of the watch cases aesthetically superior in your reckoning to any others? Are any practically superior? How soon will you be replacing this watch? For how long a period of time will you "benefit" from the improved aesthetics of your preferred case? So, first: are any of the cases superior to the others? It's a rare buyer who wants to…
  • Customize Your iPhone Homescreen With These Sweet Apps

    27 Apr 2015 | 6:10 pm
    Ever wish you could change the look of your app icons? Well, turns out you can. Some apps let you switch up the background, color, and design of the graphics and even customize the text. All you have to do is download one of the following options - or check out the more advanced option below- to get a new feel for your homepage. App Icons ($2) - Use templates to create cool icons, or make your own designs from scratch; either way, you can customize your homepage look based on several themes (like nature and cartoons). Mix and match icons for apps and contacts, and even modify them down to…
  • The Cutest Latte Art You've Ever Seen, and That's No Lie

    27 Apr 2015 | 3:55 pm
    If you haven't heard about the Instagram account Nowtoo, get ready for some instant java art inspiration. Nowtoo Sugi is the artist behind these awesome creations that combine colorful latte art with your favorite characters like Disney princesses and Darth Vader. Take a look at some of our picks, and then be sure to check out the YouTube channel for a behind-the-scenes look at how these pieces come to life.
  • This Genius Hack Lets You Add More Text to Your Snapchats

    27 Apr 2015 | 2:22 pm
    There's nothing more anoying than having to write "Getting ready for my best friend's beach wedding tomorrow!" as "gettin ready 4 my BFF's [wave emoji] wedding 2moro." But because of Snapchat's limiting one-line text boxes, many avid users have had to do just that. Not anymore! Thanks to one genius user, we've discovered a hack that allows you to write as much as you want on your snaps. Instead of the app's usual 31-character limit, this simple iPhone trick lets you add text lines to your photos and videos - sparing you from having to understand text language or poorly scribbled words added…
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    EU Policy Blog

  • Building Trust Requires a Dynamic and Diverse Workforce

    Microsoft Corporate Blogs
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:15 pm
    As we leave behind Girls in ICT day for another year, I reflect on the great opportunity and visibility it gives to the movement of women and girls in the technology sector. However, the day is also a reminder of how much work there is still to do. Microsoft has long been involved in the efforts to increase diversity within our industry and in particular to encourage more women to pursue careers in tech. Through initiatives like Go Global we are committed to encouraging women to strive for positions of influence and create strong female role models within the industry. The very spirit of this…
  • Latest World Economic Forum report: Bringing benefits of the digital economy to all

    Brad Smith
    22 Apr 2015 | 3:09 am
    Expanding our vibrant digital economy and empowering everyone to realize its benefits is an important goal – and one that requires collaboration between many players. That’s why we have participated in the World Economic Forum’s Digital Infrastructure and Applications 2020+ initiative for the past two years. We’ve worked together with industry partners – including network operators, equipment vendors and other application providers – to identify common goals and productive actions for industry and governments to take to ensure a healthy, growing digital ecosystem.
  • Microsoft partners up to spark success for European youth

    Sylvie Laffarge
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    We are excited to announce that we are renewing our existing partnerships with two pan-European youth organizations: JA Europe, Europe’s largest provider of entrepreneurship education programs, and Telecentre Europe, which represents public centers providing ICT training, certification and employment opportunities. In addition, we are embarking on a new partnership with CoderDojo, the global network of free, volunteer-led, community-based programming clubs for young people. This engagement is part of Microsoft YouthSpark, our global, company-wide initiative, which aims to improve education,…
  • Youth and the Digital Economy: The Time is Now

    Caroline Jenner
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:47 am
    To foster economic growth and job creation in Europe we need more entrepreneurs. To meet market demands we need to ensure Europeans hold the skills required to fill existing vacancies or start up on their own. To increase Europe’s competitiveness in the global economy we need to embrace innovation – embrace the future – and invest in the education of the next generation of workers. Today, youth unemployment rates remain high, and the gap between the skills young people learn in school and those required for jobs in all sectors continues to grow, making it glaringly apparent that more…
  • Empowering a Generation with Digital Skills

    Alexa Joyce
    23 Mar 2015 | 5:08 am
    A key conference is taking place in Brussels this week, one where the spotlight will not be on Heads of State, national ministers or EU officials – but on Europe’s youth. The Latvian Presidency’s EU Youth Conference is part of a commitment to engage directly with young people on the issues that matter most to them. And among the topics on the agenda will be the issue of digital literacy. High-level digital skills, encompassing computational thinking, programming and an understanding of how and when to apply technology are increasingly understood to be a core literacy for Europe.
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    The Red Ferret Journal - gadgets, cool sites, freeware and tech trivia

  • ZGPAX S29 Smart Watch Phone – $54 delivers a state of the art computer phone to your wrist

    27 Apr 2015 | 3:24 am
    It’s not the speed of technological change that’s really so staggering, as how fast the various techs come and go. Here we are at the start of the ‘smart watch’ era, and even so there are budget priced products coming out which really demonstrate that your new gadget is almost obsolete the moment you receive it. Tough time to be a manufacturer. The ZGPAX S29 Smart Watch Phone is a full blown GSM cell phone on [...] 213 words | permalink | No comments | digg this
  • MyMeasureMate – instantly show the size of items you are selling online

    27 Apr 2015 | 2:55 am
    If you’ve ever sold anything online, like on Craigslist, Etsy or eBay, you’ll know that the more information you can give prospective buyers, the better. Not just because it saves emails going back and forth, but also in case of dispute after the sale, if the buyer claims you didn’t describe the product properly. Now there’s a instant way to show the size of something which removes all uncertainty. MyMeasureMate is a measuring mat which doubles [...] 189 words | permalink | No comments | digg this
  • Unagi – the travel agency for stuffed animals

    27 Apr 2015 | 2:18 am
    We live in strange times. On the one hand peace and prosperity stalk the globe, on the other we find ourselves desperately short of strange things to imagine and create. How else to explain the Unagi Travel Agency? This Japanese tour agency has been formed specifically for the purpose of giving plush toys a well needed vacation in Japan. The process is simple. Simply select from one of the available tours, place the order (tour prices [...] 163 words | permalink | No comments | digg this
  • Ferret posts this week

    26 Apr 2015 | 4:30 am
    Here’s a quick round-up of Red Ferret posts from the past week for those who missed them. Enjoy. CamCaddy 2 – charge your camcorder or DSLR battery from any USB battery block, solar charger or laptop [Review] – There’s nothing worse than finding… W Hotels now use sheets made from recycled plastic bottles – There’s way too much plastic in… Garmin nuviCam [...] 393 words | permalink | No comments | digg this
  • CamCaddy 2 – charge your camcorder or DSLR battery from any USB battery block, solar charger or laptop [Review]

    25 Apr 2015 | 2:08 am
    There’s nothing worse than finding yourself stranded with a dead camcorder or digital camera battery when you’re on your vacation or travels and trying to capture the moment. Sure you can trudge back to the hotel and use the standard mains battery charger than comes with your camera, but it’s a real hassle. But now there’s another option which lets you charge up the battery from any handy USB source – laptop, battery block, solar [...] 374 words | permalink | No comments | digg this
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  • Virtual Reality is the new REALITY

    David Martin
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:55 pm
    Last year’s Tribeca Film Festival started with all the limelight on new and advanced technologies that has enhanced the experience of storytelling.  These innovations have taken a great leap in 2015. Virtual reality has come forward as the significant and the most indispensable concept of this movement. The filmmakers are preparing more and more content and people connected to entertainment industry for devices like Google Cardboard, Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR, which are very consumer friendly. This is the main reason behind the display of virtual interaction virtual human lab by…
  • Facebook and Microsoft stands against incessant Government Spying

    David Martin
    25 Apr 2015 | 11:33 am
    After the recent report that Department of Homeland Security would be opening an office in Silicon Valley, there were strong resistance from tech majors such as Facebook and Microsoft. The main purpose of opening up an office at the heart of Silicon Valley is to improve the relation with the tech industries, which has not been on the good terms post Snowden era and to hire the best and the brightest talents to the Washington. Jeh Johnson, who is head of the DHS, is already demanding for the easy access to the private information. Keith Enright of Google has already stated that encryption is…
  • Project Fi: The next gen Wireless service provider

    David Martin
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:33 am
    Project Fi, yes, you can hear this buzzword in all tech-hubs present around the globe. Google has officially launched Project Fi, which is capable to replace conventional wireless service providers around the globe. However, this advance mobile service has not received positive response from Sundar Pichai, who was also attending Mobile World Congress, where Google first revealed this service. To complete this project Google collaborated with T-mobile and Sprint. Google is looking forward to harness more than millions of Wi-Fi hotspots that provides free service. Google plans to target and…
  • CES 2015 : Typo2 Review

    David Martin
    12 Jan 2015 | 6:17 am
    At CES 2015 we had a chance to check out the Typo 2 iPhone 6 keyboard case. Here is what we think of the keyboard case: The quality of the case was build up to standard unlike some of its Japaneses competitors , but the physical attachment to the iPhone was not so secure it would be easy to disconnect the case from the iPhone simply by dropping the device it self , this is a big factor when thinking about rather or not to connect this keyboard case that enhances typing or a protective case that can protect the device it self. The key layout is a bit small which caused for unnecessary typos (…
  • CES 2015 : ebove B\01 Bike

    Dezmon Reid
    11 Jan 2015 | 7:48 am
    Last week at CES 2015 I had a chance to check out The B\01 Virtual Reality bike , Which is Activetainments’ebove line of products. Activetainment; which on their website states they: “Want to make indoor exercise more like outdoor.” After trying out the B\01 Bike.  I really felt like that mastered the concept they were looking for in the game-play in relation to the movement of the bike and the Oculus Rift movements were in sync with the actual movement of a bike. I really felt the “burn” after about 5 minutes of game-play . Check it out: FEATURES: Real motion…
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    YouTube Help
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:23 am From: YouTube Help Views: 2874526 0 ratings Time: 03:56 More in Howto & Style
  • People Use An Electronic Smartpen For The First Time

    28 Mar 2015 | 10:39 am
    People Use An Electronic Smartpen For The First Time The mother's companion to the iPad. Check out more awesome BuzzFeedBlue videos! MUSIC Robotix Licensed via Warner Chappell Production Music Inc. GET MORE... From: BuzzFeedBlue Views: 2652552 37797 ratings Time: 03:07 More in Science & Technology

    15 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    KIDS REACT TO VCR/VHS VCR Bonus video on the REACT channel: Watch all main React episodes (Kids/Teens/Elders/YouTubers): 10 DAYS FREE OF VIDEO & EDITING TUTORIALS! From: TheFineBros Views: 2641666 42848 ratings Time: 07:25 More in Entertainment
  • Why the Gold Apple Watch Costs $10,000

    10 Mar 2015 | 1:19 pm
    Why the Gold Apple Watch Costs $10,000 Think wealthier. See more LIKE us on: FOLLOW us on: FOLLOW us on: ... From: CollegeHumor Views: 3378027 49065 ratings Time: 01:48 More in Comedy
  • Draw My Life + 16 Other Suggestions

    13 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Draw My Life + 16 Other Suggestions In which Hank does what people on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Reddit told him to do. Turned out OK, I think. Here's where I asked: From: vlogbrothers Views: 331575 15933 ratings Time: 04:00 More in People & Blogs
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    Network World Alpha Doggs

  • Interop attendees: Please share your coolest & funniest show photos with us on Instagram

    27 Apr 2015 | 7:10 am
    The annual Interop networking show in Vegas this week is sure to be busy between all the SDN, cloud, mobility, security and other talks, a show floor packed with exhibitors from ABC Trading Solutions to Zippy Technology (truly), parties and other Vegas activities. We'll have a handful of editors at the show, but could use your help in capturing the coolest and funniest scenes from the show.We invite you to tag any photos you post to Instagram with #nww15 and we'll round up the best as part of our show coverage. We challenge you to find a funny SDN scene!(If you don't already follow us on…
  • Hilarious random startup website generator is pretty damn realistic

    24 Apr 2015 | 1:36 pm
    A pair of Georgia Tech computer science students have created a Random Startup Website Generator that spits out a different jargon-laden startup website every time you click on the URL.Among the gems pumped out for me: vowel-challenged Phonestr ("a place for people who enjoy phoning to connect"), Rememberable ("We're remembering to sustain things that matter"), Outsideify ("We use outsides to adventure things that matter") and certain IPO candidate StareLink ("StareLink is why you'll never stare the same way again").Of course, if you think those are amusing, check out the names on our running…
  • Here's what reply to Google Fi invite request looks like

    24 Apr 2015 | 10:09 am
    Just in case you've been curious about Google's new Project Fi wireless service but haven't wanted to get on yet another Google list, I've done the dirty work for you and asked for an invite for myself.After I sent along my gmail address and zip code to ensure Google Fi would be offered in my area (and yes, apparently I'm in 4G heaven), Google was quick to reply, within a few minutes. Below you can see what the invite reply looks like, and if you'd like to apply, here's where to go on the Google Fi site.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Google Fi: From disruptive to meh

    23 Apr 2015 | 1:57 pm
    This week's unveiling of Google's Project Fi, the search-messaging-phone-collaboration-broadband company's effort to shake up the wireless market in order to encourage people to use more of its services, has generated widespread reaction even though relatively few people will be eligible to use the service out of the gate.The general consensus seems to be that Google's latest experiment isn't revolutionary (for example, "Meh: Google launches disappointing Project Fi MVNO"). No, it isn't the first mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) to let you pay only for the data you use or bop between…
  • Take Your Kid to Work Day: Share your photos

    23 Apr 2015 | 8:33 am
    Take our daughters and sons to work Anyone taking your kid to work today for, I guess what's more formally known now as Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day? If so, feel free to share photos on our Facebook and Instagram pages, and we'll roll 'em all up into a package if we get enough good ones.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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  • Steam Ending Paid Mods; Providing Refunds

    28 Apr 2015 | 5:04 am
    Well that didn't last long, now did it? We're going to remove the payment feature from the Skyrim workshop. For anyone who spent money on a mod, we'll be refunding you the complete amount. We talked to the team at Bethesda and they agree. We've done this because it's clear we didn't understand exactly what we were doing. We've been shipping many features over the years aimed at allowing community creators to receive a share of the rewards, and in the past, they've been received well. It's obvious now that this case is different. Comments
  • Pro Gamer Retires Because Of Repetitive Strain Injury

    28 Apr 2015 | 5:04 am
    Who knew being a professional gamer could be hazardous to your health? Then again, at 22, I think most of us were in danger of repetitive strain injury too....not just from gaming either. My wrist injury is something that I simply cannot ignore. It limits my ability to play as much as I need to and my ability to improve. I cannot keep up with the amount of Solo Queue games my teammates play and it's not fair to them. At best, my wrist injury would have only allowed me to play for another split and that wasn't even certain. Comments
  • Grand Theft Auto V Single GPU Performance Review Part 1

    27 Apr 2015 | 9:04 pm
    This is Part 1 of our full evaluation of Grand Theft Auto V's video card gaming performance. In this part we look at single-GPU performance on eight video cards at 1440p and 1080p. We discuss what settings are playable, architecture performance differences, and what settings have the biggest impact on your gaming performance.
  • Bethesda: Why We're Trying Paid Skyrim Mods On Steam

    27 Apr 2015 | 4:04 pm
    It looks as though Bethesda has finally chimed in on the whole paid mods on Steam brouhaha. We believe most mods should be free. But we also believe our community wants to reward the very best creators, and that they deserve to be rewarded. We believe the best should be paid for their work and treated like the game developers they are. But again, we don't think it's right for us to decide who those creators are or what they create. Comments
  • Grand Theft Auto V Single GPU Performance Review Part 1

    27 Apr 2015 | 4:04 pm
    We have published part one of our Grand Theft Auto V Single GPU Performance Review this afternoon. If you want to know which single-GPU video card is right for you, make sure you take a few moments to read this review. This is Part 1 of our full evaluation of Grand Theft Auto V's video card gaming performance. In this part we look at single-GPU performance on eight video cards at 1440p and 1080p. We discuss what settings are playable, architecture performance differences, and what settings have the biggest impact on your gaming performance. Comments
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    Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing

  • Ycombinator - Where unicorns are born

    6 Apr 2015 | 8:33 am
    Angel investing in tech startups is a gut wrenching and risky business. It sometimes feels like buying $25,000 lottery tickets. Most of them lose, but sometimes you invest in a “unicorn” and make 100 times your money or even more. The MIT Blackjack team figured out how to beat the odds in Las Vegas. Paul Graham from Harvard and Robert Morris from MIT teamed up with Trevor Blackwell and Jessica Livingston to found Ycombinator, and in the process figured out how to beat the odds in tech investing. Ycombinator is the largest and most successful startup incubator in history, and it was…
  • My 5 predictions for 2015 and beyond

    1 Jan 2015 | 7:49 am
    My 5 predictions for the tech world in 2015 and the next 5 years; Sensors, Indoor Location, Alternative networks, Wearable computers, the demise of cable TV. Billions of sensors will monitor everything, and become the next platform shift in computing. Your home, car, office, and even people will have special sensors that help us manage the complexities of life. Indoor Location and Positioning, enabled by Smartphones, will become a part of many existing apps, and enable new services. Think about how web maps started as a standalone application and were later embedded into all sorts of web…
  • Indoor Location startups innovating Indoor Positioning

    19 Jun 2013 | 11:26 am
    Indoor Location and Positioning technology is the Next Big Thing. It is bringing the power of GPS and Maps indoors. We spend most of our time indoors, working, shopping, eating, at the mall, at the office, on campus, etc. Apple and Google are competing on street maps, but are also working on Indoor Location. Lots of startups are going after this market too. In this post I will mention all that I am aware of. One or two winners, and a hundred broken hearts - Most web or social app markets are dominated by one or two big early players due to “First Mover Advantage” or network effects and…
  • Leaders in Indoor Location Positioning technology

    5 Apr 2013 | 10:29 am
    Who are the big players innovating in Indoor Location and Positioning? What technologies are attracting the most attention? How will Indoor Location evolve? In my previous post I covered the different technical approaches to Indoor Location, how they work, and some of the market uses for it. In this post I will cover some of the leading large players and their technical approaches. In an upcoming post I will cover many startups that are innovating faster than the big companies. Who are the big players? Indoor Location will be a huge market, bigger than Maps or GPS. Many big companies have…
  • Why Indoor Location will be bigger than GPS or Maps, and how it works

    2 Apr 2013 | 8:07 am
    Indoor Location and Positioning will be huge! Apple recently acquired WifiSlam for its indoor mapping and positioning technology. Why? Because we spend most of our time indoors, working, shopping, eating, at the mall, at the office, on campus, etc.  Google already has Indoor Maps for many airports and shopping malls. The race is on. The explosion of Smartphones with built in sensors, accelerometer, gyro, wifi radios, and camera make indoor positioning possible.  GPS and Maps are great, but they only work outdoors and with clear line of sight to the sky. GPS was developed by the US…
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  • Google - it ends not with a bang, but with regulation

    15 Apr 2015 | 10:36 am
    TS Eliot wrote that the world ends not with a bang, but a whimper. It is our observation that the worlds of most monopolies effectively end with regulation of some sort or other, either breaking them up , forcing access, or regulating away super-profits (or some combination). And now, after several years of rumblings, the EU has finally started to look at Google. Today Margrethe Vestager, the European Union competition commissioner, announced an investigation into Google's practices for favouring its own shopping sites in guiding searches - NYT: The abuse charge focused on accusations that…
  • The demise of Brands...

    14 Apr 2015 | 3:02 pm
    Fascinating chart in HBR (above) on the relative change in valuation of Brands and Customers since the emerge of Digital monitoring and social media as it becomes easier to measure customer behaviour and brand impact, and to know which half of advertising works: ...we looked at the value of brands and customer relationships as revealed by M&A data covering over 6,000 mergers and acquisitions worldwide between 2003 and 2013. The beauty of M&A for examining valuation trends is that M&As reveal the dollar valuations of all assets at the time of the acquisition. Upon acquiring a business,…
  • Unbundling the Banks - Convulsion or Chromewash

    13 Apr 2015 | 5:13 am
    Went to Chinwag's Fintech event last Thursday to catch up on what's going on, well in Fintech really, looked like an interesting variety of speakers. Notes follow below: To kick it off, Cass Professor Gianvito Lanzolla set the secene with a discussion of the current structure of technology change in Finance, he looked at the drivers of change 1. Tech drivers in the near future - SMAC - Social Mobile Cloud Analytics - 80% of global population on mobile - The future - c 50bn "intelligent" devices & trillions of sensors 2. Market Drivers of Disruption - "Demand" side - network effect - long…
  • Suing Facebook for data tracking YOU!

    9 Apr 2015 | 2:49 am
    Now this is interesting - Wired: At least 25,000 users, led by Austrian law graduate Max Schrems, are suing Facebook for allegedly tracking users' data illegally. Schrems claims Facebook has a "Wild West" attitude to data protection, and says its collection of data from non-Facebook users violates EU regulations. We've wondered aloud on this blog several times about: - when a backlash to being tracked will result in regulatory challenge and lawsuits - what the legal redress will be for people who are tracked by commercial social applications Its all a very murky area, as we have noted quite a…
  • Free Mobile Apps make money from selling your data shock horror

    7 Apr 2015 | 8:48 am
    Yes, its 2015, and yes this is still news to many, if the twitter response an article in The Economist is anything to go by (and remember, The Economist is writing for the more enquiring minds in society....). Anyway, the article is about Bruce Schneier, who has put out a book stating this obvious, albeit inconvenient truth, essential reading along with Jaron Lanier's analysis of "Siren Servers" in 2013. Schneier writes that: Many smartphone apps can afford to be free because the companies that develop them sell the users’ personal data, something barely explained in the terms and…
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  • Moto X 2nd Gen Gets A Price Drop In India

    Criselle Lobo
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:37 am
    Motorola’s Moto X 2nd Gen has got a price drop in India. The 16 GB variant of the device now costs Rs. 26999 while the 32 GB is priced at Rs. 29,999. There is also a Bamboo version which only comes with 16 GB of storage and that costs Rs. 29,999. The device was launched last year and this is not the first time that it has got a price drop. The Moto X 2nd Gen sports a 5.2 inch fullHD display. It runs on a Snapdragon 801 processor and is packed with 2 GB of RAM. Though the phone was shipped with Android KitKat (4.4), Motorola was quick to provide the Android Lollipop (5.0) update for the…
  • BSNL Offers Free Night Calling Across India To Revive Landline

    24 Apr 2015 | 4:45 am
    Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL) has made an announcement on Thursday which will make all their users happy. The announcement states that all the BSNL landline users will be able to do free unlimited calls in the night. This scheme is applicable from 9 pm to 7 am. Now you might be thinking that it must be applicable only to other landline users of BSNL or there must be some hidden conditions. Well there aren’t, the company will allow free calling to the landline as well as to the mobile phones across all the service providers in India. This offer would be applicable from 1st May.
  • Sony’s Unveils Xperia Z4, It’s New Flagship After Z3

    21 Apr 2015 | 12:29 am
    Sony has formally launched its new flagship phone i.e Xperia Z4 after weeks of leaks and rumors. The device was made public on the company’s Japanese website mentioning the specs of the new flagship. As of now, there is no announcement of its compact version being launched. The phone is a successor of the Xperia Z3 but till now has been announced only in Japan. The Z4 retains more of its signature look like of the Z3 with minor tweaks in design and the hardware. The Z4 is a slightly thinner device with 6.9mm profile and metal frame running around the sides. The corners are built with…
  • Cyanogen Teams Up With Microsoft To Replace Google Apps

    17 Apr 2015 | 6:19 am
    If not literally, Google has somehow bloated Android by integrating some apps like Google Play Music, Google Play Books, Google Play Movies, Hangout, Google +, Youtube and so on. Since this apps are integrated into the OS, the user cannot remove them and is thus forced to use the same. On phones which have less than 500mb apps storage, these apps take up to 50 percent of the storage and sometimes even more. This move by google is widely criticised by most and thus is considered one of the drawbacks of the so-called open source Android. Recently, Cyanogen has teamed up with Microsoft to…
  • Beware! Your Mi Power Bank Could Be A Counterfeit!

    Pranav Prateek
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:52 am
    Reports are pouring in that the Chinese market is now flooded with counterfeits of the stylish Mi Power Bank from Xiaomi. According to a report in Bloomberg the Chinese manufacturer could not reach its estimated target for power banks of 30 million. Instead, Xiaomi performed very poorly and sold less than half that amount. Key executives within the company are blaming Chinese OEMs for knocking off their products and distributing fakes in the market. It is still not clear what the counterfeit situation in India is, but considering the close proximity of the two countries it may not be wrong…
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  • ESPN Sues Verizon For Trying To Give Consumers What They Want

    Karl Bode
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:16 am
    As we noted last week, Verizon is responding to more flexible Internet TV bundles by offering a few new options of their own. Verizon's new FiOS Custom TV broadband bundles include a core lineup of channels with the option of adding on an assortment of $10 channel add on packs. Once you get done adding the usual DVR rental costs, contracts and fees, the effort is much less revolutionary than it's being portrayed in the media. Still, Verizon's move is notable in that it's busting the biggest contributor to soaring cable costs (sports) and busting it out of the core channel lineup. No longer…
  • Judge Responds To Ross Ulbricht's Request For A New Trial: Ha Ha Ha Ha, No.

    Mike Masnick
    28 Apr 2015 | 4:17 am
    This is not a huge surprise, but the judge who oversaw Ross Ulbricht's trial for being the guy behind the original Silk Road wasted very little time in flat out rejecting his request for a new trial. To say that Judge Katherine Forrest is skeptical of his arguments would be an understatement. First, the straight up denial: There is no basis in fact or law to grant the motion and it is DENIED. And the basic idea behind the reasoning: overwhelming evidence that Ulbricht is guilty, according to the judge: The evidence of Ulbricht’s guilt was, in all respects, overwhelming. It went unrebutted.
  • China's Top Mobile Company Complains About Counterfeits

    Glyn Moody
    28 Apr 2015 | 1:15 am
    The rise of China has been predicted for a while now, and in the field of technology we are already seeing Chinese companies that are likely to have a global impact. One manifestation of that is the $25 billion US IPO of Alibaba -- roughly, China's equivalent of eBay, but much bigger -- which was the largest in history. Another is Xiaomi, only founded in 2010, but already shipping 61 million smartphones a year. Writing in the Guardian, Charles Arthur called it "China's Apple", although Apple’s head of design, Jonathan Ive, is not too enamored of the comparison: when asked about the company…
  • San Franciscans: Please Join Carl Malamud's Campaign To Help Free Up Court Documents

    Mike Masnick
    27 Apr 2015 | 9:11 pm
    For many years, we've discussed various Carl Malamud projects to help make government information and documents more widely available (especially ones that are locked up for no good reason). One particular target of his is PACER, the court's electronic document system that is ridiculously cumbersome to use and costs an insane amount to use for even pretty mundane tasks. Earlier this year, we wrote about his National Day of PACER Protest, designed to be held on May 1st (this Friday). At the time, we suggested everyone sign up for a new PACER account (because, as if to demonstrate how stupid…
  • DailyDirt: No More Teaching To The Test?

    Michael Ho
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    A Singaporean math test question went viral not too long ago, confusing some people and making others wonder how American kids should be taught math. Plenty of other countries perform better on international standardized tests than US kids do, but it doesn't always mean the US should adopt other countries' lesson plans and policies. However, there's always some political pressure to try to change things (not always for the better). Check out some links on Finland and how it has been working to improve its school system since the 1960s. Finland is often cited as the shining example for how to…
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  • Chaotic Moon Sponsor from Hell reel for the Moontower Comedy Festival, starring me!

    C.K. Sample III
    22 Apr 2015 | 12:33 pm
    I think I was tweeting a lot last week about how tiring it is to be an actor. I was literally exhausted and became sick with a 102.5F fever after the two and a half days of intensive filming we did putting together the above shorts for Chaotic Moon’s sponsorship of The Moontower Comedy Festival, which is happening today through the 25th right here in Austin, Texas. If you go to the show, you’ll see some of these between the acts. If you’re there Friday night, hopefully I’ll see you there! Big thanks to my good friend, Ben Lamm, for trusting me to portray him in these,…
  • Full-blown cowboy at the RMHC Austin 26th Annual Bandana Ball

    C.K. Sample III
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:12 pm
    Saturday night, Kristin and I attended the 26th Annual Bandana Ball, and I got a chance to wear my grandfather’s cowboy hat. It was fun and for a charity that helps families in times of need. We also won a chair in the silent auction that will be a nice addition to the home decor, once we actually arrange to have it delivered. Also they had a photobooth on site with props! Thanks to Mark & Courtney for the invite! The post Full-blown cowboy at the RMHC Austin 26th Annual Bandana Ball appeared first on Sample the Web.
  • Angry Dad Gamer in Austin recap, a note on acting & the Moontower Festival

    C.K. Sample III
    19 Apr 2015 | 10:19 am
    I tweeted about this earlier in the week, but this past Monday, I was on Victor’s show, Angry Dad Gamer, playing Halo The Master Chief Collection and chatting. We also announced my bid for the Presidency of The United States of America, but no one submitted the episode to reddit yet, nor has the $5000 been raised yet, nor have I filled out any of the forms to make it official. So, we only have a few days left in the 15 from announcement to get all that filed. Get to work internet! In any case, in case you didn’t tune in the other night, here’s the video: Check it out. It was…
  • Making music

    C.K. Sample III
    21 Mar 2015 | 7:17 pm
    I’ve been playing around with music again. For my birthday, I ordered Teenage Engineering’s Factory OP-16 synth, which has been fun to tinker with. Here’s a quick series of patterns I slammed together into a track on it: I’ve been trying to get it to play nicely with my Kaossilator 2, but they don’t sync, so it’s all upon my impeccable timing to get them totally aligned, which is a little difficult. In addition to this little bit of tinkering fun, a few weeks back, some coworkers and myself rented out some studio space and jammed for 3 hours. It was so much…
  • TUAW and Engadget #tuaw4ever

    C.K. Sample III
    3 Feb 2015 | 4:15 pm
    The saddest news about Aol. shutting down TUAW today is that TUAW has finally lost the battle against Engadget. Don’t get me wrong. Engadget is great. Weblogs, Inc. was built upon the success of Engadget. Engadget was a blogging machine built by Brian Alvey, Jason Calacanis, and Peter Rojas after Jason successfully persuaded Peter to jump ship from Gizmodo and build a better Gizmodo. The audience followed Peter’s star power as an established gadget and technology blogger, Engadget started out-scooping Gizmodo, and it was a success. Weblogs, Inc was a machine of blogs built to feed…
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  • The Essentials of Information Security Kit: Includes a Free PC Security Handbook - 2nd Edition eBook

    2 Apr 2015 | 5:20 am
    The Essentials of Information Security brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your Information Security related decisions.The following kit contents will help you get the most out of your Information Security research:PC Security Handbook - 2nd EditionThe Client Mandate on SecurityTo Increase Downloads, Instill Trust FirstIDC 2015 Trends: Why CIOs Should Rethink Endpoint Data Protection in the Age of MobilityRequest Free!
  • iPad CTO Kit - including the iPad Tips and Tricks Guide for IT Executives and Managers

    25 Mar 2015 | 2:50 pm
    The iPad CTO Kit brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your IT Management related decisions.The following kit contents will help you get the most out of your IT Management research:iPad Tips and Tricks - A Guide for Executives and ManagersSchneider Electric: Riverbed Cloud Steelhead Appliances Support IT Migration to Cloud Computing, SaaS and IaaSGovernance Takes a Central Role as Enterprises Shift to MobileThe Client Mandate on SecurityRequest Free!
  • Your Unofficial Raspberry Pi Manual

    20 Nov 2014 | 11:20 am
    You’ve surely heard of the Raspberry Pi: the palm-sized computer with enough power to run servers or media centres complete with retro gaming.  Rasberry Pi has the connectivity to control security systems and enthusiast projects; and with the software tools to encourage the teaching and understanding of programming. Since its launch in 2012 the Raspberry Pi has exceeded expectations, becoming a must-have piece of computer hardware for enthusiasts and tech-heads. For a small project developed to be sold to schools and colleges to teach programming principles, that’s not bad.
  • Exploit Kits: Cybercrime's Growth Industry

    11 Aug 2014 | 11:20 am
    Cybercriminals have turned their attention away from exploiting Windows operating systems to pursuing the popular third party applications installed on nearly every PC around the world. That is why patch management has become a critical layer in your malware defense.Request Free!
  • jQuery Hotshot -- Free 32 Page Excerpt

    6 Aug 2014 | 11:50 am
    It has become the standard tool for web developers and designers to add dynamic, interactive elements to their sites, smoothing out browser inconsistencies and reducing costly development time.jQuery Hotshot walks you step by step through 10 projects designed to familiarise you with the jQuery library and related technologies. Each project focuses on a particular subject or section of the API, but also looks at something related, like jQuery's official templates, or an HTML5 feature like localStorage. Build your knowledge of jQuery and related technologies.Learn a large swathe of the API, up…
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  • Fitbit Charge HR Review

    Scott Schaen
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    By now, most people recognize the Fitbit brand. They built a strong name for themselves in the wearable market for fitness and exercise tracking. They took it to the next level with the Fitbit Surge superwatch, but they also recently released a more moderate tracking device: the Fitbit Charge HR. The Charge HR is an upgrade from their Charge band, and as you may have guessed, it now includes continuous heart rate monitoring. Of course, you’ll also get a ton of great health, fitness, and other great features jam packed into a minimalistic band. The Fitbit Charge HR looks really similar…
  • Sesame Street Takes on the Avengers in this Adorable Send-Up

    Chance Kinney
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:10 pm
    The Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters on Friday, and everyone’s catching the fever. Even the Sesame Street crew is getting alter egos, with The Aveggies teaming up to take on Bon-Bon, a somewhat menacing sweet-toothed villain out to make vegetables moldy. He must have trained alongside my kitchen cabinet. Turns out, the Sesame Street version of the Avengers is just as dysfunctional as the real one! Cookie Monster takes the role of the unreliable but incredibly powerful Hulk as Dr. Brownie, who can’t seem to stay in the game. His power is undeniable, though, because he eats…
  • Lenovo ThinkCentre Embraces Chromebox

    Chip Chick Staff
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:06 pm
    Lenovo is following up their Tiny Desktop line of small form factor desktop computers with the ThinkCentre Chromebox, which swaps out Windows for Chrome OS, Google’s lightweight operating system. The Chromebox will be only one liter in volume, and won’t depart too far from the physical design of the Tiny Desktop line. Like those other tiny PCs, the Chromebox will fit into Lenovo’s Tiny-in-One 23″ monitor, making it ideal for saving desk space by mounting the PC to the back of the monitor. We don’t know anything specific about the specs, but being a Chrome PC, it…
  • Tensio is an Apple Watch App That Helps Manage Your Blood Pressure

    Chance Kinney
    27 Apr 2015 | 9:35 am
    We’ll be honest, a lot the Apple Watch apps we’ve seen in the early going have been of, let’s say questionable usefulness. An early app that looks to buck that trend is Tensio, an app that adds to the Apple Watch’s health tracking functionality by adding a way to manage your blood pressure. While it’d be pretty incredible for the Watch itself to monitor blood pressure, no dice—you’ll still need a dedicated blood pressure monitor in order to use Tensio. Tensio exists as a data aggregator and analytics engine, taking in information from a range of other…
  • Philips Splits into Two Companies Focused on Health and Lighting

    Chance Kinney
    27 Apr 2015 | 9:07 am
    Philips was all about business at the IFA Global Press Conference last week, detailing ongoing plans to restructure their company and double down on health tech. The plan would see Philips merge their consumer electronics and health tech operations while spinning out their lighting business in an IPO that could come sometime next year. According to a Wall Street Journal report, Philips is restructuring to address sliding profits. The restructuring is meant to cut costs, which, as we all know, is code for job losses down the line. But, being an electronics company based in Europe isn’t…
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  • 5 Tips to Get the Best Out of Your Team

    28 Apr 2015 | 3:21 am
    No one ever achieved anything alone. Even an athlete like Serena Williams has a team. She would have a coach-who helps her in her training, a manager- who looks after her schedule and endorsements, her family- who are her cheerleaders. They may not be a conspicuous presence, but she sure as hell will be thanking them when she wins a tournament. Everyone needs a hand, and when you take another’s help, you become a team. Its not as idealistic as it sounds though. There are numerous dynamics within the team that need navigation and coherence. As any book on teamwork will tell you- the…
  • #BaltimoreRiots: Twitter Intensifies Anger and Prayers

    28 Apr 2015 | 12:26 am
    The death of Freddie Gray, who was in the police custody and was suspected to be injured, led to the eruption of a riot in the US. The topic of the riot being justice for the blacks. The violence started off on Monday, 27th April 2015, and led to a number of buildings being burnt down, looting of stores which also left a number of policemen injured. Marryland’s governor, Larry Hogal, declared a state of emergency leading to the arrest of a number of rioters. The entire incident also took to social media, where people expressed their anger as well as prayers for the safety of common…
  • 5 Steps to Becoming a Charismatic Leader

    27 Apr 2015 | 10:58 pm
    Is charisma innate? To be honest, you wouldn’t describe most leaders as charismatic. There is an element of style attached to this attribute. Mahatma Gandhi is considered to be forefront in having led the independence struggle in India, but can it be said that Nehru was the charismatic one? Its an argument worth having, only if not to reveal what makes a leader so. And finally, is charisma something that you can learn, imbibe or acquire along the way? We think so. At least, we can identify some qualities that are a common denominator to all charismatic leaders. Be Confident This has to…
  • 5 Steps to Become A Charismatic Leader

    27 Apr 2015 | 6:38 am
    Leadership is a quality that not everybody possesses. It is one of those rare qualities which makes an individual stand out in a crowd. It is in fact a person whom thousands of people lend ears to. Is this a quality which can be developed? Well of course it is! While many think confidence to speak on stage is something that one inherits, the truth is, it can be built. The main factor behind building self confidence is believing in oneself. Once the control is in your hands, leading becomes a simpler task. A good leader is someone who not just believes in themselves but also listens to others…
  • #NepalEarthquake : The World Mourns With You

    27 Apr 2015 | 1:23 am
    A massive earthquake, with the highest intensity being 7.8 Richter scale hit Nepal on Saturday, 25 April 2015. This has left the beautiful destination of scenic beauty and numerous artistically designed monuments, declined to the ground. The death toll seems to be rising constantly and has already touched a heart breaking 3000. Deadly avalanches in the Himalayas and high intensity tremors around the area has made this one of the most disastrous hazards in the world. As this happens in the country of Nepal, people from around the world are showing their support through various ways. Social…
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  • Loveria Fashion Template

    Carmela Maraan
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:18 pm
    Loveria fashion template for Blogger is easy on the eyes, perfect for fashion, beauty, and lifestyle blogs, or blogs that are related to any other feminine subjects. Its two-column layout allows you to feature images from your latest posts, and its header menu, slider, and right sidebar, plus three-column footer enables you to pack your home page with several important links, images, and other details, while retaining the crisp and clean look of your site. Loveria is also responsive, SEO-friendly, optimized for ads, optimized for social sharing, and compatible with most browsers. It’s a…
  • Author Template for Blogger

    Carmela Maraan
    21 Apr 2015 | 6:21 pm
    Writers will love this magazine-type yet minimalist Blogger theme. Author template for Blogger is optimized for distraction-free readability, so your readers won’t have to deal with plenty of visual noise. This theme is perfect for personal blogs, or story, news, and magazine-type blogs that feature plenty of written content, accented with images. It’s responsive and neatly designed, with a light gray background so the text is easy on the eyes. It has post thumbnails to feature your images with, and large, hard-to-miss titles on the home page. Other features include a left…
  • Fabulous Responsive Template for Blogger

    Carmela Maraan
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:57 am
    Fabulous is a Blogger template that’s responsive and great for photography and product-based websites. True to its name, this template is fun to use for your viewers, thanks to its animated text descriptions every time the cursor hovers over one of the featured images in the home page. However, the layout is simple and clean so you can use it for a variety of niches. It would be perfect for those in the creative industry with plenty of visual media to display in their portfolio. Fabulous template for Blogger includes the following features: Fully responsive design Advanced Search Engine…
  • Film Reviews Movie Theme for Blogger

    Carmela Maraan
    16 Apr 2015 | 3:53 am
    Despite its showbiz-oriented name, Film Reviews theme for Blogger is actually geared not just for movie and TV buffs, but for any blogger who likes to feature plenty of images in their site, be it photography, art, illustrations, fashion, food, games, tech, news, etc. This gallery-type theme will display your images in a striking grid-type layout, with four columns on the homepage so you can showcase plenty of posts at first glance. Another cool feature is that when you hover over the post’s image, it automatically slides back to reveal a snippet of your written text for that post,…
  • Klarity Fashion Theme for Blogger

    Carmela Maraan
    14 Apr 2015 | 3:02 am
    Klarity is a cheerful, minimalist template for Blogger that combines white with light cyan and gray accents to produce a clean and urban look. You can also use it for lifestyle blogs, and is fully responsive and optimized for SEO. It has a three-column footer, a right sidebar, social sharing buttons and can be embedded with ads, and is also compatible with several browsers. This beautiful theme is perfect for those who wish to project a chic but not overly feminine impression via their blog. Since it allows you to display large images on the homepage, you can be sure that your readers will…
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  • Facebook is Introducing Video Calling in Messenger to Take on Skype and Others

    Radu Tyrsina
    28 Apr 2015 | 4:38 am
    Facebook released the Messenger app for mobile devices back in August, 2011, and since then has been busy improving it with new features. In the beginning, many didn’t understand why Facebook came up with a product that was basically identical to WhatsApp, which it owns; but the number of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Couchlet is a Convenient Way to Charge your Phone from Your Couch or bed

    Radu Tyrsina
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:57 am
    It’s hard not to get your smartphone in bed with you, when you’ve just heard about that new awesome game. Or when you just want to watch a movie stream, or check your Facebook feed, or whatnot. And as you’re all set and comfy, you realize that your battery is almost dead. The last... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 10 Best Android Apps & Games This Week

    Radu Tyrsina
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:34 am
    Did you exhaust already the Android apps and games we’ve featured in our previous roundup? Are you looking for some more? If so, then you’re in the right place. And we’ve got some other great news for you, our sister roundup with some of the best new iPhone and iPad apps is back,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Lenovo’s new A5000 Smartphone Priced at Rs. 9,999, Gets a Big 4000mAh Battery, 5-Inch Display and Just Android KitKat

    Radu Tyrsina
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:45 am
    Lenovo is continuing to expand its portfolio of smartphones in the India market, as the company has now officially made available for purchase the A5000 handset. The device can be bought from Lenovo’s own TheDoStore, and it’s currently featuring a price of Rs.9,999 (~$160), which is... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 10 Best iPhone and iPad Apps This Week

    Khamosh Pathak
    26 Apr 2015 | 10:22 pm
    Yes, the Best iPhone and iPad Apps of the Week is back. Raju PP, our Founder-Editor is handing over the baton to me. The last time he reprised the segment, he noted “The App Store continues to get pounded with several new apps and games from old and new developers, most of which are... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Recognized by Clutch as a Global Leader in Mobile App Marketing

    C.R. Venkatesh
    21 Apr 2015 | 7:18 am
    We are delighted to be recognized as a global leader in mobile app marketing by Clutch, a B2B research and review firm that identifies top service and software firms in the technology and marketing industry. Clutch’s research leverages the proprietary Leaders Matrix methodology, which maps each firm’s focus on app marketing against its ability to deliver world-class results for clients. The evaluation takes a close look at the criteria of both metrics, as well as qualitative information gleaned from client reviews and real customer experience. The results indicate our firm’s…
  • Twitter by the Numbers: Some Interesting Stats

    8 Apr 2015 | 2:14 am
    Twitter turned 9 on March 21, 2015! The microblogging site that created a revolution with its simple 140-character style has evolved significantly since its debut, and is continuing to successfully reinvent itself. Elements of the platform such as hashtags and live-Tweeting have redefined how businesses use it for breaking news, opinion building, generating awareness, building a follower base, driving brand engagement, connecting with customers, driving sales, and finding new leads. Here are a few statistics that show why you need to make Twitter a greater part of your marketing strategy.
  • Why 2015 is the Year of Responsive Web Design

    Web Designing
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:20 am
    Responsive web design is no longer viewed as a nice-to-have but as a must-have. It provides sites with a better bounce rate, increase in traffic and an improved user experience, and these are some of the main reasons why businesses are adopting the trend. Let’s take a closer look at some stats to see why a responsive site can make a significant difference in your business. Mobile usage surpassed desktop usage in 2014. It’s no surprise that a large number of mobile web users are not likely to come back to a site that they weren’t able to access easily. This further…
  • How to Be an Expert in Content Marketing [Infographic]

    20 Mar 2015 | 8:33 am
    Statistics prove that content marketing has created an enormous difference in the advancement and development of businesses in the industry. Content marketing can change the way customers view businesses, and to shed light on this technique we have created an infographic titled ‘How to Be an Expert in Content Marketing’. The information graphic provides details of the aspects to consider while creating quality content, ideas on building content, tips on how to make the best of the content generated, and points to make note of while creating and marketing content. Embed this…
  • Why You Should Increase Your Digital Marketing Fund

    23 Feb 2015 | 9:38 pm
    Marketers have been on the hop trying to figure out the best ways to attract more customers. Strategies have been reviewed time and again, year after year, focusing on the right pattern to make the best out of their plans. This time, the spotlight is on Digital Marketing. Let’s take a look at some statistics.
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  • LG Urbane Android Wear watch lands in the US for $349

    27 Apr 2015 | 4:29 pm
    The first Android Wear device that will come out of the box with Google's big new software update is now on sale in the US. Google began selling the LG Urbane on its online store today for $349. The watch comes in either a silver or a gold, and Google says new orders will leave its warehouse by Friday, May 8th. The Urbane is not exactly my cup of coffee, but a lot of people seem to like it, so get it while it's hot. I hope this means said Wear update will be pushed out to other devices soon, too.
  • Valve removes paid mods feature

    27 Apr 2015 | 4:16 pm
    We're going to remove the payment feature from the Skyrim workshop. For anyone who spent money on a mod, we'll be refunding you the complete amount. We talked to the team at Bethesda and they agree. We've done this because it's clear we didn't understand exactly what we were doing. We've been shipping many features over the years aimed at allowing community creators to receive a share of the rewards, and in the past, they've been received well. It's obvious now that this case is different. It's refreshing to see a company openly admit this strongly that they made a mistake. Kudos to Valve.
  • Apple reports yet another record quarter

    27 Apr 2015 | 3:48 pm
    Apple sold 61.2 million iPhones during the quarter, up from 43.7 million a year earlier and a new March quarter record, while Mac sales were also strong with 4.56 million units sold, up from 4.1 million units in the year-ago quarter. iPad sales were down, however, falling to 12.6 million from 16.35 million. Another insanely great quarter. Interesting tidbit: it seems like the post-PC world has hit a bit of a bump, because Apple is earning more profit from its PCs than from its iPads.
  • Google announces Patent Purchase Promotion

    27 Apr 2015 | 1:31 pm
    So today we're announcing the Patent Purchase Promotion as an experiment to remove friction from the patent market. From May 8, 2015 through May 22, 2015, we'll open a streamlined portal for patent holders to tell Google about patents they're willing to sell at a price they set. As soon as the portal closes, we'll review all the submissions, and let the submitters know whether we're interested in buying their patents by June 26, 2015. If we contact you about purchasing your patent, we'll work through some additional diligence with you and look to close a transaction in short order. We…
  • We put the Apple Watch in the hands of a mechanical watchmaker

    27 Apr 2015 | 10:03 am
    This is a new challenge for Apple; can it turn a piece of technology into a massively desired fashion accessory? And can the Apple Watch stand up against its competition, from low-end quartz watches to high-end Rolexes? To answer these and many other questions, we put the Apple Watch in the hands of a mechanical watchmaker, the exact type of person Apple is trying to make obsolete. John Tarantino is the founder and CEO of Martenero, one of the few mechanical watch companies based in the US. Martenero sells customizable mechanical watches built in New York City for around $500, a price point…
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  • 1&1 Cloud Server Review

    28 Apr 2015 | 1:47 am
    Cloud Server from 1&1 is designed to bridge the gap between cheap yet basic hosting services and the kind of high-end cloud platforms offered by the likes of Amazon, Rackspace et al. This it manages with some aplomb, delivering access to VMware hosted virtual machines in a huge variety of flavours to do with as […]
  • Apple MacBook 2015 Review

    27 Apr 2015 | 2:30 pm
    The new Macbook is so light you could mistake it for a half-empty sheaf of papers. Holding it in one hand is quite unnerving, as you feel you could snap it without holding properly. The balance is excellent. Yes, you can feel it tipping towards the screen ever so slightly, but the overall feel is […]
  • Nintendo 3DS (2015) Review

    27 Apr 2015 | 1:22 pm
    For all the stuff it does well, Nintendo doesn’t do itself many favours when it comes to communication. After the messy and confused messaging of the Wii U and the perhaps even more confusing 2DS, it’s now gone and named its latest 3DS the New 3DS. And certainly by just looking at it, you wouldn’t […]
  • Roku 3 Review

    27 Apr 2015 | 12:10 pm
    Roku has made its mission to make their box as easy to get onto for content providers as possible. Thus, the platform features more than 200 content sources in its Channel Store, with many more available as "private channels" that anyone can create at will. Most users will probably stick to the store channels, and […]
  • Roku Streaming Stick Review

    27 Apr 2015 | 12:05 pm
    The Roku Streaming Stick is small, but its designers managed to bathe almost every inch of it in the company’s familiar purple hues. It’s a bit obnoxious to have what appears to be an oversized purple thumb drive jutting out of a black or gray television, as much as we appreciate Roku for sticking to […]
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  • Franchising a Student Digital Privacy Law

    By Natasha Singer
    28 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    The strategy Common Sense Media employed to push a student privacy law in California suggests how the group's new and more ambitious national effort might play out.
  • Daily Report: Twitter’s New Features, and Old Problem

    By The New York Times
    28 Apr 2015 | 3:24 am
    With a slew of new features, the company understands that it needs to do more to help people get value from the service, which is at its best when it is reflecting what its users are obsessing about at any given moment.
  • Apple Pay Will Hit Best Buy Stores in 2015

    By Mike Isaac
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:41 pm
    Best Buy announced on Monday that it now accepts Apple Pay payments for purchases made inside its smartphone app, and by the end of the year will accept payments made in its brick-and-mortar stores using the Apple Pay mobile wallet.
  • Facebook Adds Free Video Calls to Messenger App

    By Vindu Goel
    27 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    The social networking company has allowed free voice calls on its Messenger app for about two years, but now it is adding video calling, matching a key feature offered by rivals.
  • Daily Report: The Latest Fashion, Trending on Google

    By The New York Times
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:26 am
    Google is scanning its wealth of user-generated data for signs of fashion trends as it works to enhance its sales of online advertisements.
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  • Make Free Calls To Nepal

    Deepesh Agarwal
    27 Apr 2015 | 11:24 pm
    Telecom and VOIP operators around the world have started offering free or discounted phone calls to Nepal to help people get in touch with loved ones after the devastating earthquake that struck on Saturday. Skype : Has made all calls in and out of Nepal absolutely free including all landlines and mobile phones, no Skype credit is required to make these calls. Google Voice: Has decided to reduce calling rates to Nepal to one cent per minute, The company also explained their decision why it refrained from making calls totally free as "to prevent spammers from abusing our systems and possibly…
  • Nextear - The worlds smartest wireless earphones with studio quality sound

    Deepesh Agarwal
    25 Apr 2015 | 2:53 am
    NEXTEAR is a new crowdfunding project which has already got subscribed 327% of it's $20,000 production goal target. The now hit tiny wireless earphone project features some nifty tools under the hood - an almost invisible pair of earphones having studio quality sound with 4 hours of playback, can charge your phone, hold 16GB of data and also features a LED light.
  • US Automakers Want Users To Stop Repairing Cars Citing Copyright Concerns !!!

    Deepesh Agarwal
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:40 pm
    This is one aspect of technology usage in automotive industry that none should have anticipated, the application of "copyright laws" like DMCA to your vehicles because they are now computing platforms. Automakers are doing their bit to support copyright law provisions which would prohibit home mechanics and car enthusiasts from repairing and modifying vehicles, Automaker OEMs and their lobbying organizations have filed comments to the federal agency saying cars have become too complex and dangerous for consumers and third parties to handle. The automotive industry has now raised concerns that…
  • Watched Leaked 'Game Of Thrones Season 5' Episodes? HBO is coming for you....

    Deepesh Agarwal
    19 Apr 2015 | 10:42 pm
    First four episodes of Game Of Thrones Season 5 leaked online week's before their official airing dates, and if you torrented these HBO is tracking down the downloaders and sending warnings to them. Though no serious legal action is being taken as of now, HBO is sending thousands of emails instructing ISP's to relay the alerts to the account holder associated with the infringing IP-address. It is also worth nothing that since HBO doesn’t know the identity of the alleged pirates, they can't take any legal action directly as per the DMCA laws.
  • Grand Theft Auto V For PC Cracked For Piracy

    Deepesh Agarwal
    18 Apr 2015 | 11:32 pm
    Opening gates for pirates to install unlicensed copies of Grand Theft Auto V on PC, a new crack named Grand.Theft.Auto.V.Update.1.and.Crack.v2-3DM is now easily available on torrent portals and file-sharing networks. The crack is advertised to be compatible right upto Windows 8.1 x64 version, and advises users to turn off their antivirus defenses to install. Deactivating computer's security measures is without a doubt not recommended, users are requested to stay away from such shady cracks and purchase only legal copies of the game.
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    Rex Hammock's RexBlog

  • How Apple Advertises New Products: The Prestige

    Rex Hammock
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:31 pm
    Last September 4, I wrote a Hammock Idea Email called, “Learn the Secret to Apple’s Product Launch Magic.” It referred to the movie, The Prestige, and broke down how Apple would be introducing what we now know is the Apple Watch into the three parts of a magic trick, as described by the film’s character played by Michael Caine: (1) The Pledge, (2) The Turn and (3) The Prestige. In it, I wrote that Apple always ends the launch of a new product with the same “prestige.” “While the audience is focused on how the new iProduct will measure their health vitals,…
  • A Lesson: The value of content to a business is more than its role in marketing

    Rex Hammock
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:47 am
    (Via the Idea Email), a company started by a woman actually named Lynda (unlike, say, Mavis Beacon) who is now in her 60s, became a $1.5 billion business unicorn by teaching people who are customers of other companies how to use the products and services made and sold by those other companies. Continue reading on (…) Related posts: Content That Works: The two kinds of online content that matter most to business customers The “content” business Focus on Content Marketing Mission, Not Methods
  • John Oliver Hates April Fools Day as Much as I Do

    Rex Hammock
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:09 pm
    The 12 people who read this blog know how much I don’t like April 1 on the internet. It’s the day when people who aren’t funny on the internet try hard to pretend they are funny on the internet. What results is me using a term one rarely hears except to describe humor on April Fools Day: ham-handed. The saddest example of this was in the early days of TechCrunch when each year, the day would start with some news item about one company purchasing another company for some reason that made no sense. As a different version of that same “prank” appeared in…
  • Places Willie Nelson has Sung About While on the Road Again

    Rex Hammock
    21 Mar 2015 | 9:01 am
    Willie Nelson has recorded songs about six of the eight Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) I’ve lived in. Missing: Washington, DC and the small town I lived in until age five. The following two graphics are via the Atlantic’s, which also provides a Spotify playlist that will allow you to hear  most of the citified songs Willie Nelson recorded while rambling around the country. Click/tap either graphic to enlarge them: Related posts: In the words of Patsy Cline & Willie Nelson, “Crazy” The hee-haw hit parade Full-nelson hammerlock web-to-print…
  • On Gigaom

    Rex Hammock
    10 Mar 2015 | 8:43 am
    On first glance. the front page of the influential tech news site, Gigaom, appears like yesterday was merely another day at the office: Coverage of the Apple Watch announcement, coverage of the upcoming SXSW Interactive. But then, in what appeared on Twitter to be a surprise to even its employees, Gigaom ceased operations with a post on its front page saying this: Gigaom recently became unable to pay its creditors in full at this time. As a result, the company is working with its creditors that have rights to all of the company’s assets as their collateral. All operations have ceased. We…
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    My Technology Guide: Windows, OS X, Linux, iOS, Android and more

  • Download iOS 8.3 for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Brings Numerous Improvements

    SK Mezanul Haque
    9 Apr 2015 | 7:36 am
    Apple has released iOS 8.3 software update to the App Store on iTunes available for download on supported iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The latest iOS 8.3 update is the third major release of the iOS 8 mobile operating system. All users running iOS 8.2 or testing the iOS 8.3 Public Beta can update to the final iOS 8.3. How to Download iOS 8.3 Update and Install it Warning! Make sure that your iOS device is charged. If not, you should plug it in before proceeding. During the process your iOS device will be automatically restarted. The update process is simple. All you need to update to iOS 8.3…
  • Windows 10 Build 10049 Available For Download, Includes Spartan Web Browser

    SK Mezanul Haque
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:23 am
    Great news for all Windows Insiders! Microsoft has released Windows 10 build 10049. The latest build that bundles the most anticipated feature, the Spartan web browser. Finally, the wait is over. Windows Insider users can now download the latest Windows 10 build 10049 to test the new web browser. Spartan web browser will replace the now default Internet Explorer web browser. Except the inclusion of Spartan, Windows 10 build 10049 comes with a few bug fixes and improvements. It still does have a few bugs though, which is expected in a test build. With the inclusion of Spartan in build 10049,…
  • Windows 10 Minimum System Requirements

    SK Mezanul Haque
    23 Mar 2015 | 10:05 am
    Microsoft will officially release Windows 10 to the public this summer. Windows 10 will be released in 190 countries and 111 languages. Before the general availability (GA) of Windows 10, Microsoft will release Windows 10 RTM (Released To Manufacturing) for download this summer, probably in June. Almost always in the past, Microsoft released Windows in October but with Windows 10 everything is changing. Windows 10 will be released any date between July and September, not in October. Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 users for one year. As the time of…
  • Download Windows 10 Build 10041

    SK Mezanul Haque
    21 Mar 2015 | 11:15 am
    Microsoft recently released Windows 10 build 10041 to users testing Windows 10. The latest Windows 10 build 10041 is more stable than before. This build features a transparent Start Menu and other small visual enhancements. The new visual enhancements includes new login screen, new icons, new network fly out. All these visual enhancements makes Windows 10 look much prettier than before. If you are wondering if build 10041 comes with Spartan web browser, you will be disappointed to know it isn’t. May be in the future build, Microsoft will include Spartan browser. Download Latest Windows…
  • Windows 10 Release Date: Windows 10 Launching This Summer

    SK Mezanul Haque
    18 Mar 2015 | 9:46 am
    Microsoft has officially confirmed that Windows 10 will release this summer. Windows 10 will be available in 190 Countries and 111 Languages. At the Windows Hardware Engineering Community (WinHEC) summit in Shenzhen, China, Microsoft Windows’s chief Terry Myerson announced the launch of the new operating system. According to him, Windows 10, the PC version and Windows 10 for Phones, the mobile version of its operating system, will be launched in the same time frame. Microsoft still yet to announce the exact release date of Windows 10. In the announcement, Myerson said, “we…
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    Digital Inspiration Technology Blog

  • Your Mobile Phone can Detect Earthquakes

    Amit Agarwal
    25 Apr 2015 | 11:06 am
    Was it just you or did the ground really shake? Your iPhone, iPad and most newer mobile phones can work as basic seismometers, the same instrument that is used to measure the magnitude of earthquakes and volcanoes. You don’t need to install any apps, just the built-in web browser would suffice. OK, try this. Launch Google Chrome or the Safari browser on your mobile phone (or tablet) and then open this page. You should see a continuously moving waveform but if you slightly shake or tilt your mobile device,  simulating seismic activity, the graph will capture these movements in…
  • Protect your Google Accounts with a USB Security Key

    Amit Agarwal
    21 Apr 2015 | 7:05 am
    Most big-name web services like Gmail, Microsoft, Evernote, WordPress and Dropbox now support 2-step authentication to improve the security of your online accounts. Once you enable two-factor authentication, a malicious person will not be able to log into your online account even if they know the password – they’ll need access to your mobile phone as well to get in. The verification codes required for logging into a 2-step enabled account can be generated either using a mobile app – like Authy or Google Authenticator – or you can have them sent to your mobile phone via…
  • Always Block Google from Accessing your Site’s Search Results

    Amit Agarwal
    15 Apr 2015 | 3:59 am
    If you are using Google Custom Search or another site search service on your website, make sure that the search results pages – like the one available here – are not accessible to Googlebot. This is necessary else spam domains can create serious problems for your website for no fault of yours. Few days ago, I got an automatically generated email from Google Webmaster Tools saying that Googlebot is having trouble indexing my website as it found a large number of new URLs. The message said: Googlebot encountered extremely large numbers of links on your site. This may…
  • Host your Podcasts on Google Drive for Free

    Amit Agarwal
    11 Apr 2015 | 12:58 am
    If you are looking to publish your own audio or video podcasts, you’ll need to rent space on a public web server to host the MP3 or MP4 files of your podcast. When someone subscribes to your podcast feed in iTunes, or another podcasting app, the podcast media files will download from this server to the user’s computer or mobile phone. Where do you host the podcast files? If you have signed up for a web hosting account, you can use the rented space to host the podcast files else you may consider using Google Drive – it is free, you can host both audio and video podcast files…
  • How to Create RSS Feeds for Twitter

    Amit Agarwal
    9 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Twitter does not offer RSS Feeds but there is a simple solution that you can use to generate RSS feeds for your various Twitter streams including Twitter search results, user timelines, favorites, lists and even the new Twitter collections. RSS feeds are essential if you need to use your Twitter data elsewhere. For instance, you cannot create recipes in IFTTT that get triggered when there’s a new @mentions or a new tweet is added to search results. You cannot import your Twitter timeline automatically into your blog. You cannot follow Twitter feeds in an RSS reader like…
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    Wardell Design Blog

  • How SMS can boost Mobile Engagement

    Wardell Latham
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:03 am
    Mobile marketing has quickly become a popular marketing strategy for many businesses, both small and large, and it is easy to see why. It is simple to use, convenient, and relatively inexpensive. Mobile marketing can take different forms, including advertisements within regularly used applications, on websites or through the medium of text messaging. All of […]
  • Hashtags

    Wardell Latham
    6 Apr 2015 | 1:38 am
    What Are Hashtags? Hashtags are a way of labeling and categorizing post on social media websites. Hash tags are created by placing a hash character # (also known as a number sign or pound sign) in front of a word or phrase with no spaces #thisisahashtagexample, if you want to use multiple hashtags on a post you […]
  • Mobile App Mania : Pushbullet

    Wardell Latham
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:31 am
    Pushbullet is one of the most useful apps I’ve ever used.  It’s available for Android and iOS, the desktop version is available for Windows, OS X, and as plugin for all major web browsers. What It Does To simplify things the primary functions of the app are twofold. 1. Send Data (files, links, text) Between Your […]
  • Why Your Business Needs Super-Fast Internet

    Osterr Wight
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:02 pm
    At home, the speed of our internet connection can determine how soon we can enjoy a newly downloaded movie or song, or how quickly we can get Google’s answers to our pressing (or not so pressing) questions. At work, the importance of fast internet is a bit more substantial. Missed targets, unhappy employees, and unsuccessful […]
  • How Technology Has Permeated the Current Office Workspace

    Osterr Wight
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:09 am
    A moment of silence, please, for all those poor office workers who had to record everything on paper back in the fifties. The offices of today would look like the command deck of the Enterprise compared to what generations past had to work with. Let’s take a look at how completely our future-toys have changed […]
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  • EU cars to get automatic emergency call system from 2018

    28 Apr 2015 | 6:10 am
    Cars and light vans in the European Union will be fitted with an automatic emergency call device as of March 2018, now that the European Parliament approved rules that make such a system mandatory.Called eCall, the system will automatically alert emergency services in case of a car crash. Its aim is to reduce the death toll caused by road accidents in the EU by 10 percent, potentially saving 2,500 lives per year, while also reducing the severity of injuries and cut the cost of traffic jams. eCall will enable an audio channel between vehicles and emergency services via a public mobile wireless…
  • Decryption tool available for TeslaCrypt ransomware that targets games

    28 Apr 2015 | 5:15 am
    Some users whose computers have been infected with a ransomware program called TeslaCrypt might be in luck: security researchers from Cisco Systems have developed a tool to recover their encrypted files.TeslaCrypt appeared earlier this year and masquerades as a variant of the notorious CryptoLocker ransomware. However, its authors seemed intent on targeting gamers in particular.Once installed on a system, the program encrypts files with 185 different extensions, over 50 of which are associated with computer games and related software, including user-generated content like game saves, maps,…
  • Expect more Cyanogen phones from Chinese vendors

    28 Apr 2015 | 5:10 am
    Cyanogen, the maker of an Android-based operating system, is hoping it can expand with the help of Chinese handset vendors with global ambitions.The U.S. company has over 50 million users of its CyanogenMod, which is a modified version of Android that can be installed on smartphones manually. But it’s hoping to proliferate the OS even more, by partnering with Chinese companies to release phones that come with the software.“It’s a great way for them to build some identity outside of China using a brand that’s already reasonably well known,” said Kirt McMaster, the company’s…
  • Toshiba hopes to charm developers with kits for building wearables

    28 Apr 2015 | 5:05 am
    Toshiba is hoping developers will use its application processors to build wearable devices, and has launched hardware and software development kits to help make it happen.The chip industry has become transfixed by the massive potential of the market for wearables and other IoT (Internet of Things) devices. Vendors such as Intel and Broadcom are developing products and offering development tools to make them easier to integrate. Toshiba has now joined the fray.The company’s new development environment includes an HDK (hardware development kit) embedded with the TZ1001MBG application…
  • The best video editing apps for Android

    28 Apr 2015 | 4:30 am
    Forget about transferring videos to your computer - these three apps do excellent editing right on your phone or tablet.
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    Data Connections

  • The Future of Self-Service Marketing

    Suzanne Rose
    27 Apr 2015 | 9:12 am
    Join us for the next Progress Easyl webinar Ever since the first ATM kiosk went live in the early ‘80s, the concept of self-service has revolutionized everything from food service to banking. Even earlier than banking, the popular “pump-your-own-gas” model was in play, replacing the pricier full-service option. This type of self-service model is good for consumers and producers alike. The business owner can reduce overhead costs because consumers take on many of the tasks that would otherwise be handled by paid employees. Consumers benefit because they are allowed easier, on-demand…
  • New Functionality Added to DataDirect Connect

    John Marsland
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:06 am
    John Marsland, Marketing Manager, DataDirect Connect John Marsland announces the newest features in our DataDirect Connect ODBC and JDBC drivers. At Progress® DataDirect® we always want to provide the best products possible. In that spirit, we have recently been working closely with a number of our customers to discover how they are using our drivers and how we can better meet their needs. As a result of these conversations, we are adding several new features to our suite of DataDirect Connect products. Connect for ODBC, JDBC Features for April 2015 Today, we are pleased to announce that…
  • How to connect Hubspot, Marketo and Eloqua to Tableau

    Sumit Sarkar
    22 Apr 2015 | 12:02 pm
    Sumit Sarkar, Principal Systems Engineer, Progress DataDirect Sumit Sarkar helps marketers navigate the often confusing world of  data preparation  when using marketing SaaS applications as a data source. For the last couple years, I have been working with Tableau developers, marketing data scientists, consultants and ISVs, showing them how to integrate SaaS data using Progress® Easyl™. In doing so, I’ve seen a lot of interest in marketing data sources like Hubspot, Marketo and Eloqua. This isn’t all that surprising given the glut of articles and surveys describing the rise…
  • 5 Signs You Should Invest In Data Connectivity

    Jeff Reser
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:40 am
    Jeff Reser, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Progress DataDirect Cloud Jeff Reser gives his top 5 reasons you should make data connectivity a priority. Companies and consumers are finding new ways to integrate data into their daily lives, and it’s changing how we do business. Many of you have likely experienced some of these technologies, and while some may excite you others may creep you out. Be that as it may, the data movement is here and brings with it significant reasons for you and your business to invest more in data and high-performance data integration. Here are my top 5, but I am…
  • Next Generation Data Preparation

    Chris Doran
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Chris Doran, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Progress Easyl Bloor argues in their Self-Service Data Preparation Spotlight that the market is ripe for self-service data preparation solutions. I want to let you in on a little secret. Despite all the buzz that seems to imply it is a new trend, data preparation has been around for almost as long as people have been collecting and using data to gain insights. As Bloor defines it, data preparation is simply “the art, or science, of combining data from multiple sources and preparing it for analysis.” When it is put that way, data preparation…
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    Techipedia | Tamar Weinberg

  • 5 People Focused Social and Data Tools You Should Be Using

    Tamar Weinberg
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    I absolutely love people data. In today’s day and age, knowing everything about your business–including the people interacting within and beyond it–is of critical importance to your success as a company. Therefore, I am always running after tools that help me learn more about the people I am working with or conversing with online. While I say I don’t accept story pitches for Techipedia, for people-focused tools in the same category as the below, I’d gladly make an exception. This is an area I am very passionate about. Since my business is 100% online, it’s…
  • What’s Your Work Ethic? An Argument for Remote Employees

    Tamar Weinberg
    19 Mar 2015 | 5:45 am
    We live in a connected culture. Whereas a mere decade ago, we were on a slower Internet (for the most part), strides in technology have enabled us to be more productive in our online communications. Email is still a pretty ubiquitous method of chatting with people around the world whether for business or pleasure, and new collaboration tools such as Slack and HipChat create always-on virtual meeting experiences. Video chat speaks to our accountability for our presence by a computer, and facilitates global meetings, enabling a seamless culture wherever one is. Our cellular devices are…
  • A Startup’s Struggles and Successes in Influencer Outreach: How to Set Up Your First Blogger Campaigns

    Guest Author
    12 Mar 2015 | 5:50 am
    Previously, I worked with influencer marketing platform, The Shelf. The article below is not mine but is probably one of the best guest posts I’ve ever received here. It was originally posted on The Shelf’s blog (which by the way, is amazing), but I wanted to amplify its lessons because this post is oh-so-great. This article is authored by Lauren Jung, co-founder of The Shelf. Every PR or marketing person who is focused on journalists or bloggers should read this. Without further ado, this is a great story: Working with bloggers can be a somewhat daunting task if you’ve never…
  • Does Social Media Impact Sales at Tobacco and Adult Themed Stores?

    Tamar Weinberg
    11 Feb 2015 | 6:46 am
    What is the value of social media as it relates to retail ROI? Is there a point in putting sharing buttons on my e-commerce website if I don’t know how that translates to actionable data regarding revenue? Everyone is doing things with respect to social, but in e-commerce, what is the point? Can I even truly attribute social data to return on investment? These are good and absolutely fair questions. AddShoppers** is one of the coolest technologies I have ever seen for the e-commerce space and is the only offering I have encountered that has such a breadth of data on social ROI in online…
  • PR Pros: You’re still doing it wrong, even if you have a six figure income

    Tamar Weinberg
    4 Feb 2015 | 5:03 am
    I don’t know about you, but if someone tells me my process is tedious and expensive, I may be receptive to hear what they are saying in the hopes that they can help me improve my life, either personally or professionally. Seven years ago, I didn’t believe inbox zero was ever possible. Today, I sell training modules on my inbox zero process. Public relations, especially in the age of blogging, has been quite a nightmare, to the point that in 2009, I called most PR pros public relations spammers. Many have blatant disregard for what people write about, and will use a distant mention…
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    Houston Web Design, Social Media, Online Marketing, SEO, Web Development in The Woodlands, Texas

  • Google Going More Mobile Than Ever

    23 Apr 2015 | 7:07 am
    Moving In The Mobile Direction… In addition to changing their search algorithms to give preference to mobile-friendly sites on April 21st (which we discussed in our March 26th post), Google has announced that they are going to be entering into the wireless carrier industry with a new service called Project Fi. It hopes to stand out in two major ways: How it charges customers for service To expand how cellular and wireless connections are delivered Rather than paying a bulk rate for data, as one would with carriers like AT&T and Verizon, users would pay only for data they use. …
  • Mark Zuckerberg Q&A

    17 Apr 2015 | 8:17 am
    Facebook cofounder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg held a question-and-answer session on his website on Tuesday for his users. The questions posed ran the spectrum from the highly relevant to the utterly bizarre; one Facebook user asked him, “If you could be any biscuit, what biscuit would you be?”  Zuckerberg, understandably, chose not to respond to that particular question.  He did, however, address a few hot-topic issues such as net neutrality, his thoughts about whether social media hinder face-to-face communication, and his work with He continues to support Net neutrality,…
  • Why Outsource Your Website Content?

    10 Apr 2015 | 7:28 am
    You are running a business, and you know your business through and through.  You are an expert in your field.  You know what you are talking about and how to do your job.  So why should you spend the money to get someone outside your field write the content for your website?  Well, there are several reasons, actually. You may know your field, but you may not be a good writer. If you cannot properly express your expertise in writing, no one will know how good you are at your job.  And the fact is, whether it is fair or accurate or not, people tend to judge overall intelligence by writing…
  • Benefits of a Website Redesign

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:07 pm
    Many think of a website redesign as a daunting, time-consuming, and expensive task.  However, it doesn’t have to be any of those things. Updating your business’s website can have many benefits: it can improve the experience of your users and better serve their needs, make your site more up-to-date or visually appealing, improve the display or surfacing of content, include a new product or business strategy, display a new company brand or message, and become better optimized so it ranks higher on search engines, therefore, allowing prospects to easily find you, which often helps to…
  • Google Rankings Boost for Mobile Friendly Sites

    26 Mar 2015 | 7:40 am
    Mobile Friendliness Even More Essential as of April 21st… As we mentioned in our February 16th post entitled “We are Living in a Mobile World,” mobile devices like smartphones, tablets, and touchscreen laptops are increasingly becoming the dominant way that people access online media, and therefore a responsive website design is becoming increasingly important (and a much easier-to-maintain alternative to having separate PC and mobile sites).  It is estimated that over 60% of all Google searches occur on a mobile device, and Google sets the search engine standard. On April…
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    Lost in Technology

  • Free Windows 10 Upgrade (And Some Features You Should Know About)

    26 Apr 2015 | 8:45 am
    If you have Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 currently installed in your computers, we have some good news: You can upgrade to Windows 10 for free for the first year it is released. There’s no official release date yet, AMD CEO Spilled the beans (Windows 10 release date is probably July this year) but we will surely update this post as soon as the word is out. The recent previews shown by Microsoft did not show much of features (more like cosmetic updates), but let’s face it, we are all just happy that Microsoft is doing something for end users like us. According to 9GAG users Microsoft Finally Fixed…
  • Big Data for The HR Industry

    19 Apr 2015 | 10:18 am
    The word “Big Data” has been thrown around a lot the past couple of years and has now become the new buzzword for 2015. Big data has rapidly made it’s way into the HR industry and people within should embrace it with open arms. According to a 2013 SAS study, more than 1200 businesses that have 100+ staff would have dived into big data analysis by 2018, another survey which was completed by Towers Watson found more than 1000 organizations last year found HR analytics and data to be among one of their top spends. Image Source   Big data is a big deal as far as the HR industry is…
  • EaseUS Todo Backup Free Review

    14 Apr 2015 | 10:08 am
    Here at LostinTechnology, we are very dedicated in looking for programs and software that are suitable for basic and advanced computer users to use. For a while now, we have heard about EaseUS Todo Backup, so we installed this program and tested it out ourselves. Hard Drive Clone Probably one of the most laborious tasks there is when it comes to personal computing is cloning your hard drive manually. Copying one folder to the correct destination one by one does not only consume a lot of time, it may also cause a lot of confusion. When it comes to backing up our computer files we have used the…
  • Mobile Gaming and the Best Devices for It

    Nick Fitzpatrick
    29 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    As revolutions go, the rise of mobile gaming has been a quiet one. In just a few short years the mobile gaming sphere went from being a tiny slice of the worldwide gaming market to a fairly substantial piece of the pie. Today, it’s poised to overtake the console industry in the worldwide market and to become gaming’s largest segment by the end of 2015. It’s no surprise that some are wondering how mobile came to dominate the 90 billion dollar gaming industry – particularly when “gamer” is still an epithet that conjures up images of a relatively limited…
  • Website Breaks the Internet

    29 Mar 2015 | 5:38 am
    If you frequent forums and sites like Reddit and, you may have already heard about Well, this website grew in popularity when an user started a thread entitled: “I just got this in the mail..” The user (budwik) did not receive just any ordinary package, he received a strong message and some sweet treats to cement the message. The package contained a paper which states: “EAT A BAG OF DICKS” along with a bag of penis shaped gummy treats. Anonymously sent. Imgur user budwik received this curious package without a return address. Eat a bag of dicks it…
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    HellBound Bloggers (HBB)

  • Social Media: What Has It Given Us?

    Ram kumar
    27 Apr 2015 | 9:56 am
    It’s rather strange to cast our minds back ten or fifteen years ago to the time when social media only existed as a breakthrough industry... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Dell Vostro models and their features

    S.Pradeep Kumar
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:14 am
    Everyone has a laptop now. Just like we have a smartphones we also have a laptops for majority of our online and business works. We moved on from our... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • ShowBox App – User Friendly Video Streaming App

    HBB &#124; Editorial Staff
    14 Apr 2015 | 11:52 am
    As we have a short of time in this hectic life, where we are engaged in our jobs, domestic work and in other personal or professional work &... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Why Manual Outreach Is The Way Forward For SEO

    Pradeep Kumar
    12 Apr 2015 | 10:43 pm
    Building strong SEO for any website remains the best way to bring in new traffic and to help a company bridge the gap between new clients and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How Smart Hotels, Conference Venues Stay Profitable In Low Season

    HBB &#124; Editorial Staff
    11 Apr 2015 | 9:23 am
    Today we see many big companies, film industries and even small companies too that begins room booking for their conferences, events, meetings and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    VR World » Languages » English

  • Loss Incoming: Microsoft Warns It’s Losing Money on Mobile

    Sam Reynolds
    27 Apr 2015 | 10:10 pm
    Weeks before Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) announced that it expected to take a big loss with the Surface in 2013, Microsoft revealed in a 10-Q filing (a quarterly report that comes after a company’s earnings) with the SEC that it was expecting to take a big hit. Now, the company has done something similar related to its new smartphone business it acquired from Nokia (NYSE: NOK). “Given its recent performance, the Phone Hardware reporting unit is at an elevated risk of impairment,” Microsoft reported in a recent 10-Q. “Declines in expected future cash flows, reduction in future…
  • Apple Q2 2015 Earnings: iPhone Sales Hit 61 Million

    Sam Reynolds
    27 Apr 2015 | 9:25 pm
    Apple’s (NASDAQ: APPL) fiscal earnings for Q2 2015 came out at the end of the Monday trading day. While Apple posted the usual healthy profit and revenue, the most important number from the report is iPhone sales. Analysts were expecting Apple to sell 58.1 million iPhones, but Apple beat that number selling 61.17 million in total. This number brings Apple’s Q2 iPhone sales to the second highest quarter in the company’s history after the holiday quarter of 2014 when Apple pushed out 74 million iPhones. The biggest market for iPhones in the last quarter was China, with consumers in the…
  • Valve Will Pull Paid Mods Off of Steam

    Derek Strickland
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:39 pm
    After considerable controversy and debate from the PC gaming sector, Valve has confirmed it will pull paid mods from the Steam Workshop. Valve employee Alden Kroll revealed the news in a recent post on Steam, saying that everyone who purchased a mod will be refunded their money and that Skyrim‘s mods will revert back to being free of charge. And Bethesda Softworks totally agrees with this stance. “We’ve done this because it’s clear we didn’t understand exactly what we were doing,” Alden affirmed in the post. “We’ve been shipping many…
  • CyberPower’s Trinity Gaming PC Proves Good Things Come in Threes

    Derek Strickland
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:21 pm
    The PC gaming space is filled with stylish rig designs from the exotic glowing liquid neon towers to the amazing wall-mounted systems. But CyberPower is doing something different. Instead of focusing on accent lighting or other gimmicks, their new design marries a striking futuristic design with an innovative form factor that taps the principles of a blade structure. The Trinity gaming PC represents CyberPower’s vision for the future of performance computer tech. The triad shape effectively splits the system into three different blades that are independently cooled to minimize…
  • Will Xiaomi’s Disruptive Force Move Around The World?

    Sam Reynolds
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    During the past four years Xiaomi has taken China by storm, with explosive growth that has challenged the incumbent smartphone manufacturers. During the last year-and-a-half it has set its sights on Southeast Asia and India, pushing hard to expand into both. But for all the success that Xiaomi has had, creating the market segment of low-cost high-feature phone which many — including ASUS (TPE: 2357) with its Zenfone have rushed to emulate — the company does have limits to its success. The world’s most lucrative smartphone market is the United States. As a whole American…
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    HellBound Bloggers (HBB)

  • Social Media: What Has It Given Us?

    Ram kumar
    27 Apr 2015 | 9:56 am
    It’s rather strange to cast our minds back ten or fifteen years ago to the time when social media only existed as a breakthrough industry... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Dell Vostro models and their features

    S.Pradeep Kumar
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:14 am
    Everyone has a laptop now. Just like we have a smartphones we also have a laptops for majority of our online and business works. We moved on from our... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • ShowBox App – User Friendly Video Streaming App

    HBB &#124; Editorial Staff
    14 Apr 2015 | 11:52 am
    As we have a short of time in this hectic life, where we are engaged in our jobs, domestic work and in other personal or professional work &... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Why Manual Outreach Is The Way Forward For SEO

    Pradeep Kumar
    12 Apr 2015 | 10:43 pm
    Building strong SEO for any website remains the best way to bring in new traffic and to help a company bridge the gap between new clients and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How Smart Hotels, Conference Venues Stay Profitable In Low Season

    HBB &#124; Editorial Staff
    11 Apr 2015 | 9:23 am
    Today we see many big companies, film industries and even small companies too that begins room booking for their conferences, events, meetings and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Terry White's Tech Blog

  • Apple Watch Review

    Terry White
    26 Apr 2015 | 10:05 pm
    Many of my followers told me that when they saw that I was getting an Apple Watch that they “can’t wait to read your review.” Well here it is… At 3:00 AM ET on April 10th my alarm went off so that I could roll over and place my order for my Apple Watch. I was able to get into the site by 3:05 AM and I placed my order for a 42mm Silver Sport Watch. The Silver Sport only comes bundled with a White Band, Blue Band, Pink Band or Green Band. I’m really not fond of any of those colors, but wanted the Silver watch. Therefore I ordered an extra Black sport band…
  • F.J. Westcott Flex LED Light Review

    Terry White
    13 Apr 2015 | 9:21 pm
    I remember when I first saw the above photo on Westscott’s website, I immediately and without hesitation said “WOW!” I love continuous lighting and the thought of having an LED light panel that would be easy to travel with was intriguing. I recently put the 10×10″ model to the test. Here’s a short video of my setup: The Flex LED is 5,600 daylight balanced. The Flex™ 1-Panel Daylight kit includes a mounting bracket and a 1/4 stop diffusion panel. The dimmer goes from 5% to 100%. The panel is water resistant and the kit also includes a 16′ extension…
  • I have Gogo Wi-Fi on my Long Haul International Flight – Finally!

    Terry White
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:11 am
         I’m headed back to Atlanta from Amsterdam today. The flight time is just over 9 hours. I did my usual downloads from my TiVo DVR the night before so that I would have some shows to watch and of course I have my MacBook Pro so that I can get some writing done. The last thing I expected on this Delta flight was to have WiFi internet all the way home! Sure I get my hopes up each time I board an international flight by looking for the familiar WiFi stickers found on 99% of all Delta domestic flights and like always there were no stickers present on this flight. However,…
  • See You At Professional Imaging

    Terry White
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:03 am
    Looking forward to seeing many of you at Professional Imaging in the Netherlands this weekend. Should be a lot of fun and a lot of great information passed on from the very talented list of instructors. I’ll be teaching my photography workflow using Lightroom and Photoshop CC. If you attend the show be sure to stop by and say hello. Also if you have any “must shoot” location recommendations be sure to leave a comment below. You can register here or simply find out more.   The post See You At Professional Imaging appeared first on Terry White's Tech Blog.
  • Netflix vs. Hulu Plus: If you could only have one?

    Terry White
    18 Mar 2015 | 1:04 pm
    I’ve been a Netflix subscriber for years and I have also tried a trial subscription to Hulu Plus. The thing that turned me off of Hulu (and still does) is that you pay the monthly fee ($7.99) and yet they still play ads. Also not to mention that during my trial period all the ads were bought out by the presidential candidates of 2012. I just couldn’t take any more. Three years later I’m willing to try Hulu Plus again, but is it worth it? I’d gladly pay more per month to eliminate the ads. Many of you have Hulu, Netflix or both. Tell me why? What if you could only have…
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    Top News - WebProNews

  • Olsen Twins: John Stamos Says Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen Are Lying About Not Knowing of ‘Full House’ Spinoff

    Kimberly Ripley
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:38 am
    The Olsen twins made news recently when they claimed they just found out about the Netflix reboot of Full House. Fuller House is set to air on Netflix next year in a premiere season featuring 13 episodes. The show will star Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin, and Andrea Barber in their Full House roles as D.J. Tanner, Stephanie Tanner, and Kimmy Gibbler. John Stamos will reprise his role as Uncle Jesse on a recurring basis. He is also one of the show’s producers. When word broke last week about Fuller House, it was said that actors Lori Loughlin, Bob Saget, Dave Coulier, and the Olsen…
  • Instagram Confirms What We All Know About the Eggplant Emoji

    Josh Wolford
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:28 am
    On Monday, Instagram updated its apps to let users put emoji in hashtags. Emoji is so common on the social network, it only makes sense that Instagram would let people search posts based on smiley faces, high fives, fire, see-no-evil monkeys, and more. I noted that I can’t wait to see the pool of images hashtagged with the poop emoji. And despite its risk of abuse, the poop emoji is still a searchable hashtag on Instagram. But you know what’s not? The eggplant emoji. Which means that Instagram, in its infinite wisdom, has confirmed something we all already knew – that’s no…
  • Mila Kunis Super Sexy in Short Shorts at Stagecoach Country Music Festival

    Kimberly Ripley
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:19 am
    Mila Kunis doesn’t look like she just had a baby a few short months ago. In fact, she doesn’t look like she’s even been pregnant at all. The actress and fiancee of Ashton Kutcher looked super sexy in her short shorts at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival over the weekend. Donning apparel that proves even Hollywood’s elite can go a little bit country, Mila Kunis wore her shorts topped with a printed t-shirt she covered with a chambray shirt. Ashton Kutcher dressed the part, too, in a cowboy hat and bandanna around his neck. All eyes were no doubt on Mila Kunis,…
  • Apple: iPhone, Mac Are Cannibalizing iPad

    Chris Crum
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:12 am
    Consumers seem to be showing less and less interest in Apple’s iPad line as time goes on, and that’s not necessarily because of the device’s competition from other tablets. In February, IDC released research finding that people bought 3 million fewer tablets in the prior quarter than they did a year before that. The iPad specifically not only faces that trend, but also cannibalization from other Apple products, including the iPhone and Mac. Apple CEO Tim Cook saids as much on the company’s earnings call on Monday. He acknowledged the cannibalization, while maintaining…
  • Sofia Vergara And Reese Witherspoon Lip-Sync On Their ‘Lunch Brake’

    Val Powell
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:06 am
    It was a close friendship that people could see developing. Sofia Vergara and her current best bud Reese Witherspoon continue to have fun while promoting their new movie Hot Pursuit. The two ladies recently showed off their lip syncing prowess on Instagram, with Reese and Sofia each uploading a video of themselves singing Miley Cyrus’ “Party in the USA” and Taylor Swift’s “Trouble.” Reese uploaded a clip of herself mouthing the words to “Party in the USA” and Sophia cutting in whenever it’s time to say a masculine sounding “Yeah.” Sofia also posted a clip of the two of…
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  • Motorola Slashes the prices of the Moto X Second Generation Moto G Second Generation

    Arpit Verma
    27 Apr 2015 | 9:35 pm
    Motorola is on a price cutting spree of sorts. It recently slashed the prices of the Motorola Moto 360 in the United States to $179 and looks like the company is making similar moves in India. The price cut here though, is not on the watch but on the two premier flagship devices on Motorola here in India. Motorola has cut the prices of both, the Motorola Moto X Second Generation as well as the Motorola Moto G Second Generation. The price cut on the Motorola Moto G Second Generation is Rs 2,000 while both the versions of the Motorola Moto X Second Generation have received the price cut of Rs…
  • Facebook Messenger Adds Video Calling to the App in 18 Countries

    Arpit Verma
    27 Apr 2015 | 9:11 pm
    Facebook is betting big on its Messenger application and after a series of announcements of applications at F8 which will be using Messenger as a Platform, Facebook has decided to add a new feature to the application. Taking on global competitors like Google Hangouts and Skype, Facebook Messenger now gives the users the ability to video call from the application with their friends. You can initiate the video call right from within the chat window itself without having to exit or start a new conversation or process over again. Facebook commented on the feature saying: You can quickly start a…
  • LG G4’s Leather Back Panel Takes 12 Days to Manufacture

    Arpit Verma
    26 Apr 2015 | 9:44 pm
    In what is possibly one of the most interesting revelations right before the announcement of the LG G4 happening tomorrow, LG has accepted that the G4 is not just another run of the mill device and the back panel of the device takes almost 12 days to manufacture which is almost 10 times that of the industry standard. The reason for the astonishing period is that LG has used only the finest cow leather in the process with the pore size of paltry .001 centimeter, which makes it possibly the finest leather at least to be used on a mobile device. LG shed more light upon the back panel stating…
  • Google Discontinues Nexus 7 From its Online Store

    Arpit Verma
    26 Apr 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Google has decided to pull the marquee tablet, Nexus 7 from its Online Stores giving the first clear indications that the tablet has run its course. It is worth arguing that the Nexus 7 has been the only successful tablet to come out of the Nexus lineup and with it being discontinued too, it may spell an end for the game of tablets at least as far as Google goes. It is worth noting that there are some sites, for example, the likes of Amazon that are still selling the Nexus 7 while in India, the likes of Flipkart still have the inventory of the 32 GB Wifi as well as the LTE variant. With the…
  • Motorola Moto 360 with Steel Band Launched in India

    Arpit Verma
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:18 am
    It is only fair to say that the Motorola Moto 360 has been the star performer when it comes to Android Wear devices so far. Largely due to the round dial with a metallic finish, the 360 is possibly the only Wearable device that actually looks like a watch that you would like to wear on say a personal engagement. The watch was announced in India with a leather band in two colors, but to give you a little bit more freedom with style and ability to have your personal taste reflecting on the watch, the Moto 360 is now available with steel bands. This gives the watch a feel of a more run off the…
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    The Lantronix Blog

  • The Lantronix 10-Minute Challenge!

    Mariano Goluboff
    13 Apr 2015 | 2:49 pm
    With our legacy of the 30-minute challenge, where Lantronix would demonstrate adding network connectivity to serial devices, we’re upping the stakes. Here’s the 10-minute challenge for connecting your device to the Internet of Things! The xPico Wi-Fi comes with not just network connectivity, but with Lantronix SmartSuite applications that make it easy to quickly deploy IoT enabled, mobile ready systems. It’s not just a serial port to TCP tunnel connection anymore, but a number of both network and serial port applications that you can choose from by just configuring the device. Of…
  • InteropNet SDN Lab to Feature the SLC 8000

    Mark Tullio
    6 Apr 2015 | 2:28 pm
    Lantronix will be showcasing a live demonstration of its new SLC 8000 – advanced modular console manager – and other infrastructure management solutions at the upcoming Interop Las Vegas 2015 booth #1058. Designed to reduce deployment and management complexity and costs by providing secure, centralized out-of-band management to distributed IT equipment, the new SLC 8000 can be expanded from eight to 48 ports by customers in the field with ease while allowing them to mix and match RJ45 with USB console connections using 16-port I/O modules that are also individually available for purchase.
  • xPico Wi-Fi @ Embedded World: Making IoT a Reality!

    Mark Tullio
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:01 am
    Two years ago, Lantronix launched the first in the xPico product family at Embedded World, introducing the market to the most flexible, mobile ready Wi-Fi solution for IoT and M2M applications — all in an incredibly tiny footprint. Couple that with a greatly increased brand presence and pre/post show marketing, and customers and competitors alike are commenting that Lantronix is back, in a big way. Flash forward two years and the xPico Wi-Fi is driving end-user applications and is in-market, helping make IoT a reality. Today, in real time, we’re blogging from the show floor…
  • xPico Wi-Fi Featured in EE Journal’s Fish Fry Podcast

    Mark Tullio
    11 Feb 2015 | 12:53 pm
    Sizzle, sizzle… Fry that fish! Well, not exactly. I’m actually not talking about this…   I’m talking about this… This week, our Senior Product Line Manager Keith Chu appeared on the popular Fish Fry podcast, hosted by EE Journal. Keith talked about how our xPico Wi-Fi module was used in the ZANO drone – and the many design challenges overcome. He also discussed other applications that are ideally suited for xPico Wi-Fi. Take a listen here: The post xPico Wi-Fi Featured in EE Journal’s Fish Fry Podcast appeared first on The Lantronix Blog.
  • xPico Wi-Fi Helped ZANO Drone Soar at CES!

    Mark Tullio
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:03 pm
    In my blog post from December, I touched upon our new partnership with Torquing Group for an exciting new nano drone dubbed ZANO. With our xPico Wi-Fi module embedded inside, ZANO is able to avoid obstacles, hold its position and know exactly where it is in conjunction with your smart device, at all times. At 2015 CES in Las Vegas, Lantronix and Torquing put ZANO on the map. As the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on consumer technology, CES year in and year out displays the next generation of exciting technology. This year it was ZANO’s turn to shine! The tiny drone garnered a…
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    Trending Technologies | TripleTremelo

  • It’s Google vs. Apple: the Android Wear has been updated

    Nidhi Mathew
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:35 am
    The competition between Google and Apple is obvious, and while Apple is all set to launch the Apple Watch, Google is not ready to go down without a fair fight. Just before the launch of the Apple gear, Google has launched its Android Watch update. The Mountain View-based company has not only launched the new version of its wearable-centric operating system before Apple, but has also managed to cover all the flaws that Apple didn’t pay attention to. The upgraded version of the Android Wear is smarter, and comes with an array of features that will leave customers thinking which one to…
  • Hybrid version of Cadillac CT6 will deliver 335 horsepower

    Daris Abraham
    26 Apr 2015 | 8:07 am
    Industry insiders hinted of an upcoming hybrid version of the Cadillac CT6 when the GM’s luxury performance vehicle debuted at 2015 New York Auto Show. The Detroit based automaker didn’t wait long; hybrid version of Cadillac CT6 (plug-in vehicle) has recently made its world debut at the Shanghai Auto Show. While the CT6 is a combination of luxury and performance with its 3.0 liter V6 turbocharged engine producing 400 horsepower, its hybrid version focuses on being environmentally friendly sporting 2.0 liter 4 cylinder turbocharged motor in combination with two electric motors that…
  • WhatsApp allows iOS users voice call soon after it does the same for Android Users

    Nidhi Mathew
    26 Apr 2015 | 7:57 am
    Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp for $19 billion has implication in the company’s strategy toward communication business. The leaks related to the app’s upgraded features last month suggested that WhatsApp will offer users voice calling feature. Apparently, the company moved fast. As of Tuesday, April 21, WhatsApp allows iOS users voice calls soon after it does the same for Android users by the end of March. WhatsApp, currently, seems to be the most popular mobile messaging service on earth with its 800 million monthly users worldwide. Its network is much greater than that of Twitter…
  • Toshiba robot to greet customers

    Nidhi Mathew
    26 Apr 2015 | 7:38 am
    Toshiba’s humanoid robot will make a public appearance as a customer service executive in a Japanese department store called Mitsukoshi. The robot will be used 2 days in a week at the store and will be placed to provide information to customers who enter the store. This robot bears female resemblance and has been designed and developed by Toshiba. The robot is programmed to handle various human expressions and will manage to greet customers who enter the store. The robot will be placed at different places in the store and will also help to provide information about the store. This robot…
  • Apple to resurrect iPod lineup with 4 inch iPod; A7 chipset and better camera

    Adeel Inam
    25 Apr 2015 | 4:55 pm
    Apple’s iPod lineup of products were seen as an obsolete gadget, considering how iPhones and iPad Mini were able to perform the exact same functions as iPods. Now, it appears that the Cupertino tech giant Apple plans on refreshing its long running product with its iPod sixth generation. The iPod is expected to feature a plethora of improvements, including a better performing camera sensor, and a 64 bit capable processor running inside a powerful chipset. The iPod sixth generation is expected to feature a 4 inch screen size and while the resolution being rendered on those 4 inches have not…
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    NuRelm » The Manual

  • Welcome Kevin Dadey!

    Mona McGraw
    1 Apr 2015 | 1:13 pm
    We are excited to welcome to the NuRelm family our long time friend and business associate, veteran Pittsburgh entrepreneur, and project manager extraordinaire, Kevin Dadey. Kevin is a graduate of IUP, where he earned a BA in Fine Arts, as well as the Art Institute of Pittsburgh where he received extensive training in Graphic Design Technologies. Kevin has been an integral player in the Pittsburgh creative marketing scene since the late 1970s. With past experience as owner of Ovation Media, and in roles such as creative director, and director of online course production, Kevin has honed his…
  • NuRelm Welcomes ISEA

    27 Feb 2015 | 9:11 am
    Since 1933 The International Safety Equipment Association or ISEA, has been dedicated to support and promote the common business interests of its member companies who design, test, manufacture and distribute personal protective safety equipment and technologies that enable people to work in hazardous environments. ISEA member companies have set the standard for technologies and equipment for protective clothing and gear used in factories, construction sites, hospitals and clinics, farms, schools, laboratories, emergency response teams and in the home. Recently, ISEA selected NuRem to…
  • NuRelm Welcomes ARxChange

    Mona McGraw
    25 Sep 2014 | 1:19 pm
    ARxChange is the nation’s largest centralized marketplace for medical receivable disposition. ARxChange provides a patent-protected integrated electronic marketplace that connects hospitals and health systems to qualified institutional capital entities that acquire structured receivables pools based on predefined pricing schedules. ARxChange recently hired NuRelm to make a good user interface on a revolutionary product even better.  By doing so, we help busy financial professionals pick exactly what they need from massive data sets. The result is better, faster decisions that…
  • Harvest Forecast for Resourcing Web Projects

    24 Sep 2014 | 1:10 pm
    We recently switched to Harvest and they just released a new tool to sweeten the deal called Forecast. We have been thinking about a good way to handle resourcing for some time. In the past, we have setup spreadsheets and looked into other apps, but nothing did what we needed quite like this. This obviously integrates with Harvest and makes it easy to manage active projects. At first, client names didn’t show and it was hard to know what projects were being added to our schedules. The Harvest team took feedback seriously and made some updates over the last few weeks; now it’s a…
  • NuRelm Welcomes Sean Gracy!

    Mona McGraw
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:46 pm
    This is what “hard hitting frontend web development enthusiasm and skill” looks like. We would like to welcome Sean Gracy, one of our new Frontend Web Developers, to the NuRelm family.  Sean is an honors graduate of the Pittsburgh Technical Institute where he was recipient of the J. R. McCartan Outstanding Student Award. Sean has a passion for coding and designing brand new websites that excel above the standards of modern Web design.  He is also a talented singer/songwriter, musician, musical theater actor, and video aficionado who loves hockey. We are excited for Sean to be…
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  • iTunes activates Red Cross donations for Nepal disaster relief efforts

    Sonya Davidson
    28 Apr 2015 | 4:20 am
    By Sonya Davidson More than 4,400 people are confirmed dead and over 8,000 are injured according to the latest figures reported by CNN. Millions are displaced and as the numbers continue to climb from the devasting earthquake that struck Nepal this past Saturday, there is a desperate need for all levels of aid efforts. Apple has activated a special donations page option on iTunes to support the Canadian Red Cross disaster relief efforts for the Nepal earthquake victims.  iTunes users can visit the donations page and automatically donate in denominations of $5, $10, $25, $50, or $200.
  • Lenovo’s new ThinkCentre Chromebox Tiny geared towards enterprise, schools

    Nicole Batac
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:16 pm
    True to its name, the seven-inch tall and 1.4-inch wide Lenovo ThinkCentre Chromebox Tiny won’t take up too much space on your desk. And at 2.2 pounds, you can mount it easily. Lenovo’s suggesting it works well with their Tiny-in-one 23-inch monitor. It comes with four USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, audio jack, DisplayPort, and Ethernet. Other than that, there aren’t too many details about the specs of the device but the Chrome OS box retails for US$199 and they’re gearing it towards schools and the enterprise market. Source: Lenovo | Via: SlashGear
  • Drax the Destroyer finally gets his own comic

    Nicole Batac
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:59 pm
    One more Guardians of the Galaxy character is finally getting his own comic. This time Drax the Destroyer will be getting the spotlight. This will be the first standalone comic for Drax since he was introduced in 1973. It’ll follow his personal battles across the galaxy in his attempt to prove he’s the greatest fighter out there. The series will also be the debut for writer/former wrestler/upcoming UFC fighter CM Punk. He’s written one-off comics before such as Thor Annual #1 and Vertigo’s Stranger Sports Stories but this will be the first time he’ll be taking on…
  • Instagram introduces emoji hashtags

    Nicole Batac
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:47 pm
    It has come to the point where we can’t even communicate with words anymore. Instagram is now letting you use emojis for your hashtags. And you can search for these through the Explore tab. According to BuzzFeed, the most popular ones are the kissy face one, the one with hearts in their eyes, and the one crying because of laughing too much. The latest update for their Android and iOS apps also introduces three new filters called Reyes, Lark, and Juno. Source: BuzzFeed | Download: Apple App Store (free) + Google Play Store (free)
  • Strong iPhone 6 sales power Apple's earnings with a net profit of $13.6 billion

    Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:21 pm
    Stronger than expected iPhone sales have bolstered Apple's strong second quarter earnings. The company announced earnings of $13.6 billion, or $2.33 per share, in its second quarter, up by 33 percent from the same time last year. Apple's revenue rose to $58 billion, compared with $45.6 billion a year ago. The growth was fueled by record second quarter sales of iPhone and Mac and all-time record performance of the App Store. Apple sold 61.6 million iPhones for the quarter. Introduced last year, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have been the biggest departures to apple's smartphone line.
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  • How to Root Xiaomi Redmi 2 [Global & China MIUI 6 ROM]

    27 Apr 2015 | 1:40 am
    The Xiaomi Redmi 2, successor to the Redmi 1S was launched back in March in India. Redmi 2 is an impressive entry-level Android phone priced at Rs. 6,999 that comes with MIUI v6 out of the box. Those who bought the device might be looking to root it in order to flash custom ROM, run power apps that require root access and more. Unfortunately, until now there was no native root method out for Indian variant of Redmi 2 and the ones available were pretty complicated for a basic user. Well, the wait is now over as native root for Redmi 2 running stable MIUI 6 is now released for China and…
  • Battle of the Flagships – Xiaomi Mi 4i vs Mi 4 vs Asus Zenfone 2

    Cosmic Paladin
    26 Apr 2015 | 3:06 am
    We are all happy with the Mi 4i officially launched and the pricing and availability revealed. But there are also other things that will strike us! ASUS launched the Zenfone 2 on the same day and there is the Mi 4 which is the flagship, oops sorry ex-flagship from Xiaomi and so on. So what should one go for? What is the safest bet? While we wait up for the review units to turn up and we use them thoroughly and show up with a verdict, we decided to write this one up to bring out differences and what we think is good at this moment. Lets start with the specs sheet: Specs Comparison between Mi…
  • Xiaomi announces Mi 4i at a Global Launch event in India at Rs. 12999 and Mi Band at Rs. 999

    Cosmic Paladin
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:05 am
    Xiaomi has always been about creating buzz, sending shock waves, beefing up hype and throwing surprises. While most of them have been good and well received, some of them have fired back real bad especially after the launch and pricing of the Mi4 around which they really struggled to make sales in India and even the price cuts did seemed to make no  difference. Xiaomi is trying to make some corrections now, trying to pacify and pamper the Indian crowd – they realize, understand and acknowledge how important a market India is and decide to do a GLOBAL launch of a phone right here from…
  • ASUS Zenfone 2 launched in India – Variants priced between Rs. 12,999 and 22,999

    Cosmic Paladin
    23 Apr 2015 | 1:46 am
    In the world of flagships we have some that are all about flamboyance plus high flying prices and flagship killers which are all about bringing some wicked awesome specs at rock bottom prices while making certain compromises like the build quality, post service sales to name a few. But there are some which somewhere in between and more close to the latter – they have been around making many different devices around a while, make phones with a decent build quality, get the pricing so sweet and provide a very good post sales service. Yes you might have guessed it right – we…
  • Gionee Pioneer P4S Launched in India for Rs. 7799

    Cosmic Paladin
    22 Apr 2015 | 10:02 am
    Gionee has high regards for the Indian market and recently held a grand event in Hyderabad to unveil the Elife S7. While that was towards the top end of the categories, Gionee has now launched one at the entry level, pitched against the likes of Moto E (2015), Xiaomi Redmi 2, Lenovo A6000 / A6000 Plus and such – and they call it the Gionee Pioneer P4S under the ‘Pioneer‘ series. This phone was originally launched in China back in November 2014 and now lands to India. The key highlight of the phone is the ‘Flip‘ case/cover usually seen with the Samsung Galaxy…
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    Monday Note

  • Featured On Tim Cook’s Keynote – What It Takes

    Frédéric Filloux
    26 Apr 2015 | 10:54 am
    by Frederic Filloux At last October’s introduction of the new iPad Air, the creators of a clever iOS app named Replay were invited on stage. To get there, they went through a selection process that illustrates Apple’s perfectionism — and hidden application sophistication. In September 2014, while at the Stupeflix Paris office, Nicolas Steegmann got a call from Apple in Cupertino. Once the caller identified herself, Nicolas knew something up. The contact came after Stupeflix presentations to Apple’s team in Paris. In rather elliptic terms, Steegman’s interlocutor said…
  • Comcast Folds. No Dancing In the Streets Yet

    Jean-Louis Gassée
    26 Apr 2015 | 10:53 am
    by Jean-Louis Gassée We may have dodged the Comcast/Time Warner bullet but we’re still far from getting rid of the antiquated set-top boxes and cable modems that only exist to protect juicy old business models. We can breathe a sigh of relief: The proposed $45B merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable (TWC) is dead. When the merger was announced with size-appropriate fanfare just before Valentine’s Day, 2014, normal humans saw the deal as clearly dangerous. How could “Concast”, a company that’s unanimously despised and indisputably abusive, be allowed to bear down with even…
  • Funding Innovation: France’s Image Problem 

    Frédéric Filloux
    19 Apr 2015 | 12:15 pm
      by Frederic Filloux The French government didn’t foresee the negative ripple effect of its interventionism in the Dailymotion case. VCs and entrepreneurs are appalled. It’s time to rethink the French way of funding innovation. (Part 2 or 2) Last week, we looked at the pathetic Dailymotion saga.  Once described as “one the best French startups”, Dailymotion was funded, for a large part, with public money, then put on life support by Orange, patriotically protected by two economy ministers, and finally sold to media conglomerate Vivendi. The transaction did…
  • FrankenNokia

    Jean-Louis Gassée
    19 Apr 2015 | 12:15 pm
      by Jean-Louis Gassée Stitching together the disparate body parts – and cultures – that make up Nokia-Alcatel-Lucent is not a task for the faint of heart. This week we look at what Rajeev Suri, the CEO of the combined companies, is up against. April 15th 2015: Nokia “agrees” to the $16.6B takeover of Alcatel-Lucent On the surface, the acqui-merger makes sense. Both companies make networking gear and they’re of similar size, each with 2014 revenues of about $16B. (Nokia’s latest financials; Alcatel-Lucent’s 2014 annual report.) It’s a financially complex…
  • Dailymotion: The Cautionary Tale Of A Gallic “Nugget”

    Frédéric Filloux
    12 Apr 2015 | 1:03 pm
      by Frederic Filloux No one should be happy with the sale of French video streaming Dailymotion to Vivendi. Not buyers, nor the the startup’s management team –and certainly not the venture capital community. (First of two articles)  DailyMotion was meant to be a YouTube competitor. The two companies were actually born almost simultaneously in 2005. Unfortunately, Dailymotion remained deeply French (even though his CEO later resettled in California). Over the last two years, it has become a typical French political football, kicked around by a succession of two cabinet…
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  • Save 10% on Griffin’s New Apple Watch Charging Stand

    Dave LeClair
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:30 am
    Did you get caught up in the Apple Watch hype and preorder one immediately? You’re lucky, because there are a ton of people out there hoping to grace their wrist with Apple’s latest gadget, but alas, finding one is no small task. How’d you like to make your Apple Watch even cooler and more elegant? Well, that’s just what this Griffin WatchStand Apple Watch charging dock does. Best of all, you can save 10% off the price if you buy it from MakeUseOf Deals! If you want to take your watch game to next level without breaking the bank, snagging...Read the full article: Save…
  • Smart Kitchen Appliances You’ll Wonder How You Lived Without

    Dan Price
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    The smart home revolution has arrived. As the “Internet of Things” continues to expand and more advanced technology becomes available, the time is ripe for tech companies to start pouring their resources into making our lives simpler and more streamlined by making “intelligent” gadgets. No other part of the home is so perfectly set up for taking advantage of the advent of smart gadgets than the kitchen. Clever beds and intelligent televisions are all well and good, but it’s the kitchen where benefits can be brought to tech lovers and lazy people alike.
  • New Nintendo 3DS XL Review and Competition

    Dave LeClair
    28 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    Nintendo is a confusing company, at least it is when it comes to naming its devices. After the massive success of the Wii, Nintendo confused consumers with the release of the Wii U. After the DS blew the handheld market wide open, the followup was called the 3DS, because it added a 3D screen. That almost made sense, but the follow up to the 3DS features a name that makes walking into a local game store and asking for one a nightmare: the New 3DS. Picture this: you walk into GameStop, a store that sells both new and used video game hardware,...Read the full article: New Nintendo 3DS XL…
  • Windows Defender: 7 Things You Must Know About Microsoft’s Antivirus Solution

    Joel Lee
    28 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    While novel Windows 10 features are promising, including improved security and a complete revamp of Internet Explorer, those of us still on Windows 8 have our own security concerns to worry about. Is Microsoft’s built-in security good enough? For a long time, Windows didn’t come bundled with a useful native security suite as part of the operating system. Vista brought us Windows Defender in 2007, but that turned out to be a flop, falling short of third-party alternatives. Microsoft stepped up security with Windows 8 and changed all of that. Here’s what you need to know…
  • Apple Watch Suffers Planned Obsolescence, Acer Commits to PCs, & More… [Tech News Digest]

    Dave Parrack
    28 Apr 2015 | 4:30 am
    Apple enacts planned obsolescence, Acer loves PCs, Valve admits defeat, make video calls through Facebook Messenger, play as a girl in Minecraft, and the five stages of watching Marvel movies. Apple Watch Suffers Planned Obsolescence Anyone who has either already bought an Apple Watch, or is planning to do so in the future, should be aware that there’s a whiff of planned obsolescence surrounding the product. Planned obsolescence, for those not aware of the term, involves intentionally designing a product to become obsolete after a certain period of time. We know this because the results…
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  • How to Choose the Correct Platform for Mobile App Development

    Kimber Johnson
    27 Apr 2015 | 10:41 pm
    It is not always obvious which app platform is best for your application. As you have most likely noticed, not all mobile applications are created equal. Choosing the right platform on which to launch your app can be a key to your application’s success or failure. Each platform comes with its own set of advantages and limitations. Choosing from among the various competing platforms requires a clear-eyed valuation of the target audience for your mobile app, the technical strengths and weaknesses of each platform and a review of the long-term benefits of the platform. 1. Who is Your Target…
  • Discover Cool New Music with these 7 Websites

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    26 Apr 2015 | 10:40 pm
    It is a fact that music makes the world go round. After all, can you even imagine life without having a beat to follow, a tune to hum or a melody to listen to? Knowing the importance of music’s role to everyday life, the need to constantly keep up with the times and find more songs to listen to and artists to follow is steadily rising. It’s a good thing that you can have new music to listen to with just a few clicks, especially when you have these websites to help you out. Music Map If a map can help you find your way to anywhere in the world, then a map can most certainly help you find…
  • 1,100+ Free Adobe Illustrator Brushes

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:41 pm
    Digital art is everywhere! With more and more devices being developed, and with the advancement of software used to create digital art, coming up with unique artworks using modern tools has become much easier. There are tablets specifically made for digital art creation and gone are the days when you would have to use just your mouse and crude brushes to create the effect you want. Today, there are more advanced tools like digital pens and even software which allows you to create realistic and more texturized brush strokes. I really like how digital art looks more real by having…
  • 10 Contemporary Illustrators You Should Know About

    Milly Youngs
    22 Apr 2015 | 10:03 pm
    With illustrations bearing the mark of the artist, there is a certain authenticity attached to a hand-drawn work of art. Illustrations have the power to charm, amuse, and evoke a feeling of nostalgia in the viewer. In a world where everything is digital, it’s little wonder we’re seeing a big return to illustration in art. Here are ten contemporary illustrators you should know about right now. 1. Ana Zaja Petrak Graphic designer turned illustrator, Petrak works and lives in Zagreb, Croatia. Working for clients across the world, Petrak specialises in food illustration. Colorful, accessible…
  • Creativity in the Kitchen: 15 Well Designed Tools

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:33 pm
    In 2008, Wired magazine published an article entitled ‘The Only Five Kitchen Tools You Really Need’. The article declared that 99% of kitchen jobs could be accomplished with only a knife, a chopping board, a pot, a thermometer and a cheese grater. This may be true. However, with the vast array of innovative cooking products out there, why limit yourself to the old school way of doing things? Why not get experimenting and have some fun in the kitchen! 1. Flare Pan   Developed by a rocket scientist, the Flare pan can speed up cooking times by 44% thanks to the Fin-X technology. The…
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    Technology News from SciGuru Science News

  • Engineering the Smallest Crack in the World

    23 Apr 2015 | 11:46 am
    A new procedure will enable researchers to fabricate smaller, faster, and more powerful nanoscale devices ─ and do so with molecular control and precision. Using a single layer of carbon atoms, or graphene, nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego have invented a new way of fabricating nanostructures that contain well-defined, atomic-sized gaps. The results from the UC San...
  • A new simplified model predicts patterns that form from honey-like fluids

    23 Apr 2015 | 11:36 am
    Drizzling honey on toast can produce mesmerizing, meandering patterns, as the syrupy fluid ripples and coils in a sticky, golden thread. Dribbling paint on canvas can produce similarly serpentine loops and waves. The patterns created by such viscous fluids can be reproduced experimentally in a setup known as a “fluid mechanical sewing machine,” in which an overhead nozzle...
  • Cloud security reaches silicon

    22 Apr 2015 | 10:33 am
     In the last 10 years, computer security researchers have shown that malicious hackers don’t need to see your data in order to steal your data. From the pattern in which your computer accesses its memory banks, adversaries can infer a shocking amount about what’s stored there.
  • New tabletop detector “sees” single electrons

    21 Apr 2015 | 10:07 am
    MIT physicists have developed a new tabletop particle detector that is able to identify single electrons in a radioactive gas. As the gas decays and gives off electrons, the detector uses a magnet to trap them in a magnetic bottle. A radio antenna then picks up very weak signals emitted by the electrons, which can be used to map the electrons’ precise activity over several milliseconds...
  • Thumbnail track pad: Unobtrusive wearable sensor could operate digital devices

    16 Apr 2015 | 12:19 pm
    Researchers at the MIT Media Lab are developing a new wearable device that turns the user’s thumbnail into a miniature wireless track pad. They envision that the technology could let users control wireless devices when their hands are full — answering the phone while cooking, for instance. It could also augment other interfaces, allowing someone texting on a cellphone, say, to...
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  • Review Of The Saatva Mattress – Simply Put A Great Choice

    14 Apr 2015 | 6:10 am
    The Saatva mattress  is built with a high quality feature known as “coil on coil construction” Their lower coil unit has a connected hourglass shaped steel support base and their top coil unit features a luxurious individually wrapped coil system. This eliminates motion transfer, which ensures that the rest of the bed does not get any movement. What type of mattresses does Saatva offer? Plush Soft is for one who likes to feel their mattress hugging them yet giving support. The coils are individually wrapped with softer and conforming foams that creates a mattress that hugs to one’s…
  • Review Of The Leesa Mattress – Were Quality Isn’t Compromised By Budget

    14 Apr 2015 | 6:03 am
    Leesa mattresses are designed to be great for all body shapes and all types of sleepers. Leesa mattresses were started by owners who had difficulty in sleeping, they had tried many brands to no avail. They had tried out all sorts of mattresses with all sorts of benefits going from the coil to memory foam but nothing worked for them. They then approached a friend and asked him how he would design a mattress to give one a good sleep. He replied saying that he would take out everything that people have been adding to justify high prices. From this thought they completely redesigned a mattress…
  • Review Of The Tuft And Needle Mattress – Is This The Solution To Sleeping Well?

    14 Apr 2015 | 5:49 am
    The Tuft & Needle Mattress is a high quality “Polyether”  foam mattress. It has been designed to be a single  foam yet firm  mattress. Their mattress has been designed to support the natural posture of your spine, which in turn relieves back, shoulder and neck problems. The mattress breathes naturally  so you don’t get hot and sticky during the night. Tuft & Needle claim that they decided on “Polyether”  as against memory and latex foam due to; Memory foam, which is comfortable in the beginning, it does not offer healthy support and it becomes hot during the night.
  • Review Of The DaVinci Vape – A Neat Product By Ascent

    3 Apr 2015 | 5:44 am
    The DaVinci is a great portable vaporizer for dry herbs and essential oils. Its innovative temperature-control option makes it a top contender for vaporizing dry herbs in an easy manner The DaVinci looks, feels and hits like a top quality product. Which is quality one should expect at the $199 price tag. The ability to map out and manage the exact temperature at any given time positively affects the vaporizing experience almost instantly. Note: this is a DaVinci Vaporizer review, click here to visit the official website. The product is relatively small and can easily fit in a jacket pocket or…
  • Review Of The Hurom Masticating Slow Juicer – Not Bad At All

    3 Apr 2015 | 5:34 am
    When you are serious about trying to stay healthy, it is always important to have a high-nutrient, low-caloric intake of juice in your nutritional diet. Of course it is a long and taxing process to make juice, unless you happen to have a juicer. And to be on the top of the nutritional tree, one can’t do with just any old juicer however. Slow juicing is the new best way to get the best out of vegetables and fruits in a liquid form. We are now going to look at the Hurom HU-100 Slow Juicer which only costs around $330 as it tries to make its way into your household. Note: this is a Hurom…
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    Insivia Marketing + Web Design

  • Law Firm Marketing – Getting People to Share Your Articles

    22 Apr 2015 | 9:15 am
    By Derek Gales  One of the biggest hesitations businesses have with creating content is the concern about whether its been seen. Lawyers, in particular, are busy. Writing articles may fall very low on their priority list. Especially if there isn’t a lot of confidence that their content will ever be viewed or shared with colleagues or potential clients. While no one can guarantee your content will go viral, there are ways to increase your contents visibility. Here are five things to consider:   [ May 14 | Seminar - Social Media 101 for Lawyers ]   1. Create Content On Current…
  • Should My Law Firm Use Facebook?

    21 Apr 2015 | 7:09 am
    With over 1 billion users and 128 million people logging on every day in the U.S., Facebook is the second most trafficked site behind Google. Figuring out if Facebook is right for your law firm is pretty much a no-brainer – the stats alone make it impossible to ignore. Going beyond the numbers, Insivia’s CEO Andy Halko names a few reason why your firm should be taking advantage of all the benefits Facebook has to offer. Interested in learning more? Check out our up-coming events for legal professionals here. [ May 14 | Seminar - Social Media 101 for Lawyers ]
  • How to Find Relevant Content for Law Firm Marketing & Sales

    15 Apr 2015 | 12:34 pm
    It’s important to know what kind of content you should be sharing on your law firm’s website. Having the right content people are looking for can help position your firm as a key resource for existing and potential clients. Insivia’s Patrick Zangardi explains some ways your company can achieve success. Interested in learning more? Check out our up-coming events for legal professionals here. [ May 14 | Seminar - Social Media 101 for Lawyers ]
  • 7 Ways Legal Professionals Can Find New Clients on LinkedIn

    13 Apr 2015 | 1:43 pm
    Today, LinkedIn is by far the most popular business social networking site used by legal professionals. In fact, if you type in the term “legal” more than one million search results will appear. If executed correctly LinkedIn can be a great tool to attract and retain more clients. Whether a potential client is following you on LinkedIn or just finds you through search results, your profile can act as an advertisement for your business. Sometimes it’s the first introduction a person gets to the services you offer. If you’re looking to promote or market your business using this…
  • Google Analytics 101

    7 Apr 2015 | 3:41 am
    Google Analytics 101 provides an introductory lesson on features of Google Analytics including Audience, Behavior, Conversion and A/B Testing. If you are considering a website redesign, you should review this to get familiar with how to integrate analytics. Thanks to the Columbus Society of Marketing Professionals for inviting us to speak!
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    Top News - MIT Technology Review

  • Smartphone Secrets May Be Better Than a Password

    27 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Researchers are investigating whether recalling text messages, calls, and Facebook likes could be a useful log-in strategy.Before you read this story, try to answer the following question: Who was the first person to text you today?
  • Rethinking the Manufacturing Robot

    26 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    A company that makes robots designed to work closely with humans has a new version that addresses the limitations of its first effort.In a workshop at the Boston headquarters of Rethink Robotics, engineers are tending to a troop of eight bright red robots called Baxter. Each robot has a humanoid upper torso and a pair of friendly blue eyes on a small screen that track the robots’ two arms as the engineers move them.
  • Machine Dreams

    20 Apr 2015 | 9:05 pm
    To rescue its struggling business, Hewlett-Packard is making a long-shot bid to change the fundamentals of how computers work.There is a shrine inside Hewlett-Packard’s headquarters in Palo Alto, in the heart of Silicon Valley. At one edge of HP’s research building, two interconnected rooms with worn midcentury furniture, vacant for decades, are carefully preserved. From these offices, William Hewlett and David Packard led HP’s engineers to invent breakthrough products, like the 40-pound, typewriter-size programmable calculator launched in 1968.
  • A Swiss Army Knife for Neuroscience

    20 Apr 2015 | 9:05 pm
    Neural probes that combine optics, electronics, and drugs could help unlock the secrets of the brain.Various powerful new tools for exploring and manipulating the brain have been developed over the last few years. Some use electronics, while others use light or chemicals.
  • A Potato Made with Gene Editing

    19 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Plant scientists can swiftly modify crops in ways that would take years with conventional breeding.Dan Voytas is a plant geneticist at the University of Minnesota. But two days a week he stops studying the fundamentals of DNA engineering and heads to a nearby company called Cellectis Plant Sciences, where he applies them.
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  • Autism “in Utero” Can Be Detected with Routine Ultrasound Scans

    Julie Clements
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:29 am
    Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental condition that is usually diagnosed in childhood but lasts a lifetime. Over the last couple of decades, there has been a tremendous rise in this condition. CDC statistics show that Autism Spectrum Disorders currently affect approximately 1 in 88 children born in the United States. Several controversies exist regarding the stage at which this condition can be dictated through an ultrasound scan. A study, led by Michigan State University earlier in 2013 found that an ultrasound scan within the first few days of life may already be able to…
  • Efficient Medical Billing Processes Enhance Patient Satisfaction

    Rajeev Rajagopal
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:24 pm
    Physicians depend on medical billing and coding departments to submit claims to insurance companies. Poorly managed processes affect not only practice revenue but also patients. Patient statements are generated based on what insurance companies do not cover. Reviewing statements before they are sent out to patients can help detect errors if any and improve customer satisfaction in addition to preventing delayed payments, costly fines, and loss of revenue. Errors that Result in Wrong Statements Before the statement is sent to the patient, ensure that the following errors have not been made:…
  • National Occupational Therapy Month 2015 in Honor of OTs Who Improve the Lives of People

    Meghann Kiernan
    22 Apr 2015 | 3:21 am
    April 2015 is being observed as the 35th Annual Occupational Therapy Month in the United States. Sponsored by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc (AOTA), this campaign is a strong platform to educate the general public about the pivotal role that occupational therapists and their assistants play in improving the lives of people who need assistance to regain physical, social and cognitive abilities. Occupational Therapy (OT) was first recognized as a profession in the year 1917, with the founding of the Society for the Promotion of Occupational Therapy. Currently known as the…
  • National STD Awareness Month – An Initiative to Raise Awareness about Negative Impacts of STDs

    Natalie Tornese
    19 Apr 2015 | 11:12 pm
    April is observed as National STD (sexually transmitted diseases) Awareness Month in the United States. The annual observance is an opportunity to raise public awareness about the impact of sexually transmitted diseases on the lives of Americans and the importance of preventing, testing and treating STDs. Sexually transmitted diseases are a major public health issue in the United States. According to reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 20 million new cases of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) occur in the US each year, almost half of them…
  • Autism Screening and Diagnosis – Early Intervention Is Important

    Julie Clements
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:28 pm
    Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a range of intricate neurodevelopmental disorders characterized by difficulties in communication, social impairments, and repetitive stereotyped behavioral patterns. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1 in 88 children in multiple communities in the United States have autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Typically, autistic children need physical, occupational and speech therapy; sometimes social and behavioral (ABA) therapy and psychological therapy may also be needed. Providers of these services are reimbursed when the therapy is…
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  • Amazon announced new pilot program that can deliver packages to your car trunk i…

    22 Apr 2015 | 11:24 am
    Amazon announced new pilot program that can deliver packages to your car trunk if you live in Munich, Germany and drive Audi! How it works: A customer places an order and, during checkout, indicates the approximate location of his or her car during the desired delivery window. The driver is given a temporary, one-time digital access code to keylessly unlock the trunk (but not the rest of the car), puts the package in the trunk, and the vehicle is re-locked with the order inside. Prime Kofferraum: Stores Online-Einkauf von...
  • Surprise! According to The Wall Street Journal, Google Wireless Service could la…

    22 Apr 2015 | 12:13 am
    Surprise! According to The Wall Street Journal, Google Wireless Service could launch as early as tomorrow, Wednesday, April 22. Google has publicly talked about plans to launch an MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) wireless service in March, and said the service would see the light of day in "the next few months." Google Wireless will resell network access to Sprint and T-Mobile, but with a few twists. The Journal says the system will seamlessly switch between T-Mobile, Sprint, and Wi-Fi (including for calls), depending on what is available, and that—get this—customers will...
  • Another victim of Android malware.…

    21 Apr 2015 | 7:33 am
    Another victim of Android malware. Woman sues Google claiming she lost “thousands” through Google Play Store hack Google never reimbursed her after agreeing that the purchases weren't hers, she says. Read the rest of the story at
  • Two drunk men stab each other over iPhone vs Android debate!

    17 Apr 2015 | 11:43 am
    Two drunk men stab each other over iPhone vs Android debate!Tulsa Roommates Stab Each Other Over Debate Between iPhone & Androidwww.ktul.comTwo men are hospitalized after an alcohol-fueled argument began over which phone is better: iPhone or Samsun... Read the rest of the story at
  • Two drunk men stab each other over iPhone vs Android debate!

    17 Apr 2015 | 11:43 am
    Two drunk men stab each other over iPhone vs Android debate!Tulsa Roommates Stab Each Other Over Debate Between iPhone & Androidwww.ktul.comTwo men are hospitalized after an alcohol-fueled argument began over which phone is better: iPhone or Samsun... Read the rest of the story at
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    1E Blogs - Software Lifecycle Automation

  • Intelligent app stores using artificial neural networks

    Sasikanth Raghava
    28 Apr 2015 | 2:58 am
    Modern App-stores have evolved very quickly but the pricing models are very much out-dated and static in the sense that there is no quantitative way to intelligently estimate the price of an app depending upon the demand and usability of the app. In this article I have tried to answer the question ‘at what price should I sell my app?’ I have extended this idea to a dynamic and adaptive model wherein the prices can change depending upon demand. In both the cases I have estimated the total revenue returns. I have used Lagrange multipliers to arrive at the optimization of neural…
  • Learning and knowledge sharing culture at 1E

    Mamta Singh
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:58 am
    We 1E-ians , we simply adore 1E as a company for various reasons. To list a few: Diversity: We are a culturally diverse organisation with more than 32 nationalities working together across four offices on three continents. Amazing for an organisation the size of 1E. Product: We produce cutting edge technologies, used by some of the world’s largest organizations every day, and every individual that works here gets an opportunity to play a key role in their creation. Collaboration: You may have heard of some organisations where QA and Development work separately, running on parallel…
  • Ask Sam – App-V and Licensing

    Ask Sam
    21 Apr 2015 | 8:36 am
    Dear Sam,We use App-V within our organization to deploy software to the desktops. When a request comes in for the software, what normally happens is the username is placed into the relevant App-V group within Active Directory and on the next reboot of the desktop the application is available to that user, no matter what desktop they use. The system is set-up so that the application is cached to the desktop so that if it is a laptop the user can still use the application when offsite. My concern surrounds compliance in terms of the use of software in this manner. I have asked various people,…
  • 1E AppClarity software install count, usage and SCCM inventory data

    Claudio Lopes
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:22 am
    The most common source of inventory data used with 1E AppClarity, our Software Asset Optimization product, is from Microsoft System Center Config Manager (aka SCCM or ConfigMgr). AppClarity can take data from several sources, for simplicity sake, the specifics herein relate to ConfigMgr 2012. When dealing with ConfigMgr, the inventory data is used to calculate software install count and usage for desktop environments, which is displayed in AppClarity console. This enables users to make intelligent decisions and save money by reclaiming software from machines which are not actively using…
  • What do you mean your software works? My solution still doesn’t!

    Adam Welker
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:33 am
    I’ve recently had a strange experience in our business: TIME.  Time to ponder on the lessons of nearly 20 years in the Software/IT industry. One of those lessons is, “It takes more than great software to solve a problem.” Now there are a lot of great companies out there whose slogans, whose very names, might contradict this idea, but in almost 20 years I don’t think I’ve seen a single problem facing an IT Manager that has been solved by software alone. It hasn’t been done; it can’t be done (at least not yet), because no matter how well you line up the ‘1s’ and ‘0s’, it…
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  • Obstructive Developers

    27 Apr 2015 | 7:38 am
    Originally posted on: Tldr: Don't accept obstructive behaviour as the norm, get to the route of it because there is probably  an important reason.Developers are often seen as being obstructive, it's pretty much part of our stereotype. But reviewing times I know I've been obstructive, or observed a colleague being obstructive it probably points to something we shouldn't be ignoring.There will always be developers who are obstructive by nature. There are people like this in every profession so lets skip them as…
  • Sweet Aspects

    Ralf Westphal
    27 Apr 2015 | 6:59 am
    Originally posted on: When a module has a single responsibility that means it’s focused on producing the behavior of a single aspect. That’s how I described the Single Responsibility Principle (SRP) in my previous article. Since the SRP is so important and at the same time a bit elusive, I thought, I try to illustrate this “traits and aspects thing” a bit more. Maybe you can even develop a taste for the SRP :-) Look at this heap of sweets: Let them represent logic in your code. You know, those 5,000…
  • The Little Wonders of C# 6 - A Presentation to the St. Louis .NET User Group

    James Michael Hare
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:29 am
    Originally posted on: I’ll be speaking tonight at the St. Louis .NET User Group in Creve Coeur about my Little Wonders of C# 6 blog post series. I’ve also uploaded the presentation to SlideShare for those who want an electronic copy. Feel free to share it among friends and peers to spread the knowledge.
  • Solution to Little Puzzlers–Largest Square of ‘1’s in a Matrix

    James Michael Hare
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:24 am
    Originally posted on: This is the way I went about the “Largest Square of '1's in a Matrix” problem. However, keep in mind there are multiple ways to solve this, so don't worry if your solution has variations and it’s entirely possible there are more efficient ways. Feel free to suggest your solution in the comments here or in the original post, but please be respectful of others efforts. My Approach This is one of the more fun problems I’ve…
  • Microservices

    27 Apr 2015 | 1:06 am
    Originally posted on:’ve heard a lot about microservices lately and I am trying to get an understanding of it. How does one apply the ideas and concepts? Martin Fowler in his keynote (link below) said microservices is a subset of Service Orientated Architecture. "If we take another look at our layered architecture, we might see that while there is tight coupling/high cohesion top to bottom, sometimes we can identify an element of loose coupling across vertical slices. The things that deal with one set of data don't…
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    Slice of MIT from the MIT Alumni Association

  • Sloan Professor Earns Spot on Business School Best List

    Julie Barr
    28 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Cynthia Rudin says that her job is to encourage future managers to make decisions grounded in data, and this is exactly the mindset that earned her a spot on the 40 under 40 list of best business school professors by Poets & Quants. As an associate professor of statistics at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, […]
  • How Do You Introduce STEM to Girls? Hack a Dollhouse.

    Jay London
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Alice Brooks asked for a Barbie for Christmas. Santa brought a saw. “I built a dollhouse,” she says.
  • Photo of the Week by Rowland Williams ’72—April 25, 2015

    Alan Scott
    25 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Rowland Williams ’72 is a photographer living in Amesbury, MA. View more photos on his website. View more alumni via the Photo of the Week category
  • WATCH: Happy Birthday Hubble!

    Kate Hoagland
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Today marks 25 years since the Hubble Telescope was launched into space. Thanks to over one million images Hubble has collected, scientists now have a dramatically enhanced understanding of the universe. Hubble’s observations have allowed scientists to confirm the existence of black holes and identify new galaxies and planets. It observed and captured images of […]
  • Can Genome Editing Combat Disease?

    Nancy DuVergne Smith
    23 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    The Broad’s Genome Engineering 3.0 Workshop is available to MIT alumni free via webcast on May 8‒9.
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  • We are the 1%, building Joomla for the 99%

    23 Apr 2015 | 12:26 pm
    I love Joomla, I love the power and flexibility that Joomla gives me. I love the way that I can customise everything in Joomla. I read the documentation. I update everything as soon as possible. I take automatic backups daily. I customise every little thing that I can. I am the 1%. Chances are that if you are reading this then you are part of the 1% as well. We need to be honest with ourselves 99% of web site owners just want to get something online quickly and easily. They don’t want to be bothered with backups, they don’t want to customise every last option and they certainly…
  • Bad advice for first time speakers

    30 Mar 2015 | 11:11 am
    I have spoken in public perhaps over hundred times and yet before every presentation my hands shake and I have a funny feeling in my stomach. If I have to use a hand-held microphone you will even be able to see the shake. This is not nerves or me being afraid. This is adrenaline pumping through my body. This is perfectly normal so I just accept it and go ahead with the presentation. Your first time It is perfectly understandable and normal though for you to be apprehensive. We all are when we do something for the first time. What you shouldn't do Everyone you ask will give you some advice for…
  • Were you ready for Joomla 3.4?

    20 Mar 2015 | 7:43 am
    Joomla 3.4 was released last month and just as with every major Joomla release there were beta and release candidates made available for testing over the preceding weeks. Those special releases are made specifically for Joomla developers to use to both test the changes in the upcoming release AND to check that their own code is still working as intended. Despite this after every release we see the same extension and template developers wait until AFTER the release before they even look at the code and test their own work. Then they are in a mad panic and rush to release updates. Meanwhile…
  • Joomla 3.4 Hidden SEO Secret - Revealed

    13 Mar 2015 | 5:58 am
    For a long time Joomla has included a very powerful component to handle url redirects. This is especially useful after a site upgrade or redesign. Don't know how to use it? Check this great article explaining all the features by Ruth Cheesley in the Joomla Community magazine. However it had a problem which probably meant that you looked at it, set it up and then quickly abandoned it for something else. Joomla we had a problem By default it collected ALL the urls that didn't exist on your site whenever someone tried them. That's not just real urls that may have existed at some time but…
  • Big photos - size matters?

    6 Feb 2015 | 8:59 pm
    You've probably noticed that I use some pretty big photos on each blog post here. That should mean big file sizes - but it doesn't have to. When you take a high resolution digital photo and simply resize it for your web site you are NOT compressing it. Or if you are, then you are probably not compressing it as much as you could be. Lets take the photo on this post as an example. The original photo from is 720kb and 2511 × 1671 pixels. I only need an image that is 790 x 420 so I will use Preview on my mac to resize and crop it. Now the image is only 85kb. That's great but…
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  • Rewarding Impatience with User Self-Service

    Steve Brasen
    27 Apr 2015 | 6:34 am
    There seems to be a direct correlation between how successful business professionals are and their level of impatience. While I am not familiar with any studies on this particular subject, it is simple logic that the most productive employees are those who most frequently demand rapid response to service requests. From my past experience managing and providing IT administrative support, I can attest that these individuals are usually the most irritating—constantly requesting access to new applications, data, and other business resources with expectations of an immediate response.
  • Business Process Management in the Real World — Why It’s Important to Govern Both Automated and Manual Processes

    Steve Brasen
    13 Apr 2015 | 9:15 am
    In a perfect world, all business processes would be automated and all work tasks would be accomplished with the click of a button. This idyllic work experience seems to be the realization of Plato’s utopia…or, if you prefer, the world of the Jetsons. Regrettably, however, we clearly do not live in a perfect world. Put simply, while any repeatable process can be automated, not every process is repeatable, so automation is not a practical solution in all cases. This is particularly a problem for enterprises since business productivity is almost entirely dependent on the rapid and accurate…
  • Vectra Provides Pervasive Visibility & Analysis to Detect Cyber Attacks

    David Monahan
    9 Apr 2015 | 1:21 pm
    Though cyber attacks have been around for years, in 2014 there was an explosion in the volume of attacks and a marked increase in the losses and damages they inflicted. In 2015, this does not seem to be lightening up. In February, Anthem health care insurers were compromised, putting 80 million current and former customers and employees at risk, followed in March by Primera Blue Cross, which added another 11 million records of the same. The full extent of these breaches may not be determined for months to over a year. Along with cyber attacks, cyber-hack insurance policy issuance is also…
  • Avoiding Enterprise Mobile Management: A Futile Exercise in Procrastination

    Steve Brasen
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:38 am
    IT operations managers are cringing all around the world – desperately trying to avoid those inevitable words from their executive management: “You need to support enterprise mobility.” Their concerns are understandable. After all, IT administrators are already overtaxed with supporting desktop, server, application, and infrastructure management requirements. Asking them to layer a whole new management discipline on top of that can be a daunting prospect. IT managers who find themselves in this predicament often recognize it as an opportunity to practice the fine art of procrastination.
  • IT Cultural Transformation and The Elimination of Technology Silos—An Exercise in Efficiency or a Dream Turned Nightmare?

    Dennis Drogseth
    13 Mar 2015 | 11:48 am
    Cultural transformation and eliminating IT silos may sound like an impossible dream—and indeed, perhaps “eliminating” is too strong a word. But the reality is that IT organizations must change toward a more responsive, business-aligned culture, as well as toward a more service-aware (versus siloed) way of working. So how do you begin? A lot depends, [...]
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  • Save 20% on accessories for HTC One M8, Lumia 1020, and more!

    Brent Zaniewski
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:29 am
    Spring is in full swing, and popular devices like the HTC One M8, Nokia Lumia 1520, and Lumia 1020 are still filling the hands of many users out there. And, with new devices come new accessories. This week, the fine folks at the Windows Central store are offering 20% off everything in store, so that you can grab the perfect case, wireless charger, screen protector, or vehicle mount for your new device. To save 20% on your entire cart, simply use coupon code SPRING15 at checkout. You'll want to get your shopping in soon, though, because this sale is only happening until midnight, May 2. Let's…
  • myTube updated with HD splash screens, more comments and content control

    Rich Edmonds
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:21 am
    The popular third-party YouTube client myTube has been updated on Windows Phone. The app is now on version 2.1.1, which adds a number of changes and addresses an issue that could lead to myTube crashing. Bad times. Luckily this has now been addressed.
  • Microsoft Store in San Francisco will hold a special event on April 29 with gaming, prizes and more

    John Callaham
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:20 am
    If you are going to be in the San Francisco area on Wednesday, April 29, you may want to head to the Microsoft Store located in the Westfield San Francisco Centre. The company will be holding an after-hours event at that store on Wednesday evening.
  • Microsoft Lumia 640 XL review

    Richard Devine
    28 Apr 2015 | 5:38 am
    Fans of large screen Windows Phones haven't exactly been spoiled in the past. There was the Lumia 1320 and Lumia 1520, launched in October 2013 to the world at the final Nokia World event in Abu Dhabi. But that was a long time ago and there hasn't been a lot to speak of since. The Lumia 1320 was always a more budget targeted, large screen phone. And those who bought it largely adored it. Fast forward to Mobile World Congress 2015. Now with Microsoft doing its thing, there's a successor to the Lumia 1320. A new, affordable, large screen Windows Phone. And with the new phone comes a new…
  • T-Mobile added 1.8 million new customers in Q1 2015

    Rich Edmonds
    28 Apr 2015 | 5:26 am
    T-Mobile today released the company's earnings report for Q1 2015, announcing continued positive growth for the first quarter of the year.
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  • Hurdles to overcome when implementing Agile/Lean methods

    Peter Horsten
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:13 pm
    Agile and Lean aren’t new practices, Toyota used them already in the 70’s. Recently, these methods are getting increasingly popular. While talking to clients and IT providers I notice people are fighting how to implement Agile in the right way. Below a list of hurdles that you might be facing in becoming fully Agile. Feel free to add problems you are or have been facing and vote on the ones you believe are the hardest ones. During the conference New Trends in Project Management, 27-28 April, Gdynia, Poland,, I will discuss some of the hurdles and the possible…
  • How to fix Outlook 2016 for Mac crashes and doesn’t send e-mail

    Peter Horsten
    7 Mar 2015 | 4:55 am
    This week’s announcement that a preview of the new Office 2016 for Mac is now officially available was a little surprise to me. I knew it was coming, but didn’t expect it to be available already. Ok, it is “just” a preview and may be you shouldn’t use it for your business, but on the other hand why not give it a try. Recent previews of Microsoft solutions are rather stable. So, I tried, but the installation included some unpleasant surprises. 1. Hard to download Office 2011 for Mac used to be a lot better than the version for the Windows users several years ago.
  • Sneak preview of Microsoft’s mobile future

    Peter Horsten
    5 Mar 2015 | 3:46 pm
    Microsoft didn’t give up yet. Despite the fact that their mobile market share remains low, Microsoft seems to heavily invest into mobile. And they have a lot to offer. This video shows some of the (Microsoft oriented) Mobile World Congress 2015 highlights. The post Sneak preview of Microsoft’s mobile future appeared first on
  • Poland? I can see some changes for the better

    Peter Horsten
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:58 am
    How do you like Poland? What do you think about Polish people? – these are the questions any foreigner living in Poland or staying here for a while has to answer, sooner or later. What do I, a Dutchman living in Gdańsk, think about Poland? Some weeks ago I was interviewed by, one of the leading news papers in Poland. This post is a translation of the original article which can be found here. Ewa Karendys: You moved to Gdańsk due to your wife, who is Polish. How did you first meet? Peter Horsten: I came to Gdańsk in April 1995 for a week-long trip organised by the faculty I…
  • Is it time to open your own online store?

    Peter Horsten
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:03 pm
    You might have started selling online through a market place like Amazon, Etsy, eBay, Cqout or your local favorite like DaWanda in Germany, Marktplaats in The Netherlands or Allegro in Poland. Hopefully, your business is growing and if things go well you will soon need your own platform. Increasingly you will face the relatively high costs of the platform you use, but more important is the fact it doesn’t allow you to grow and stand out from the crowd. It might be high time to have your own branded store to really engage with your customers. So, how do you know when it’s time to take…
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  • Lootcrate: April Unboxing!

    22 Apr 2015 | 6:17 am
    It’s been a while since we’ve last spoken – let’s change that by having you watch me open my mail! Did you get this... -- Click to Read More --
  • Arcade Block: March Unboxing

    1 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    My Arcade Block came and I open it up on camera! What a novel concept. I might be am getting a little saturated with t-shirts from all my boxes, so I... -- Click to Read More --
  • PAX East: A Look into Extreme Exorcism

    31 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    I was lucky enough to sit down with Mike from Golden Ruby Games to talk about the new(ish) game Extreme Exorcism that’s coming out soon on PS4,... -- Click to Read More --
  • App (kind of) of the Week – Poncho

    30 Mar 2015 | 7:26 am
    In the midst of entering the umpteenth contest to get sent to SXSW this year, I signed up for an email service that I had never heard of, and turns... -- Click to Read More --
  • King of the Nerds: Finale, and actually meeting the King

    18 Mar 2015 | 8:30 am
    So when I watched King of the Nerds for the first time at the beginning of this season, I was seriously skeptical – as seen in this post. With... -- Click to Read More --
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  • CHILD 44 – A Brief Review (No Spoilers)

    27 Apr 2015 | 2:20 pm
    This has made it onto the top 10 films I have ever seen. When searching for the image above, I also came across the fact that the average review for it is very poor, between one and three stars, which initially (and stupidly) shocked me. This film is truly amazing and or a variety of reasons, but primary amongst them is that it is a very real portrayal of what happens when Political Correctness becomes the ideology of the day. And yes, I really do mean that, and yes, the emphasis on Political Correctness is indeed on Political. But do not be fooled. What you think is harmless garden variety…
  • Hugos 2015 – The Hurricane of Hypocrisy

    11 Apr 2015 | 6:15 pm
    This post is going to be long, but I had to do it, because I had a sign from above you see. I had been thinking of joining the tornado of blog posts on this topic, but what clinched it was that I bought a kinder egg for my daughter and when I opened it for her it had this in it. Seriously. I am not making this up. Unless you have been living under a rock with all things relating to writing and science fiction in particular, that is the Hugo awards, you will by now know about the main cause of puppy related sadness. If you do not, here is the best link of the whole summary of it written by the…
  • Changes

    5 Apr 2015 | 4:30 pm
    As the Russian hackers and others devoted to this site have noticed, it has been rather dormant for some time. To say the last two years have been rough would be like saying that World War Two was a slight disagreement. Those who know why know, those who don’t don’t. The poem IF, by Rudyard Kipling, has been a favourite of mine since I first read it as a teenager, and it pretty much describes my sense of things. Along with the parts of the samurai poem I know by heart, they have, at difficult times, been a source of some comfort. This time they fell far short. So much so I…
  • This guy.

    13 Mar 2015 | 6:22 pm
    I like his sense of humour. Though basically he’s just telling the truth really!   Related posts: Telepathy – The Real Thing
  • Red Space! I join the Evil league of Evil

    11 Feb 2015 | 2:16 pm
    Well, it had to happen! Once again, I am being paid to subvert the status quo. As some of the fourteen million spam bots and half-dozen Russian hackers that still read my blog know, my very first paid work as a writer was for a subversive publication that may have resulted in the collapse of the then still semi-apartheid government of South Africa. Yes, gentle readers, for in that publication, there were pictures of women. Scantily clad ones, that usually bared their breasts! (Yes! Yes, gasp! Gasp away and clutch at your pearls in scandal, but such is the life of the fearless destroyer of…
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  • Addressing the Top IPv6 Security Issues

    Alex Espenson
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:04 pm
    The rate at which technology increases is sometimes frustrating. Of course, it’s nice to have new things that work better and faster, but it seems like the moment we finally understand one technology, it’s replaced by something else. We’re constantly having to learn and further our understanding. IPv6 is the latest Internet Protocol (IP). Replacing v4, it is now faster, more reliable and comes with better security. However, just because it’s new and improved, doesn’t meaning it’s invulnerable. There is a risk that IPv6 implementation will lack co-ordination and therefore, go…
  • How to Ensure Your Big Data Project Doesn’t Fail

    Alex Espenson
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:56 am
    As far as business trends go, few have had as big of an impact as big data. Thanks to recent advances in big data analytics, companies of all sizes now have the same opportunity to gather data, study it, and figure out the best ways to use it for growing their businesses. As a result, more companies than ever before are using big data, but as exciting as this prospect is, the results have been mixed. The fault doesn’t necessarily lie with the data but rather the companies that use it. Needless to say, due to a number of factors, big data projects fail at an alarmingly high rate. And…
  • How does America’s Net Neutrality Bill Affect Other Nations?

    Alex Espenson
    22 Apr 2015 | 9:17 am
    The promise of the Internet is of a world that is freely connected. The reality is that the Internet must do business with the physical world, and in that world the hardware that runs the Internet can find itself within any number of legal boundaries. The United States, in addition to being the headquarters of some of the world’s largest telecoms, also plays host to a significant portion of the Internet’s backbone. This means that legal decisions covering Internet usage in the US have the potential for world reaching consequences. Recently, the Federal Communications Commission revealed…
  • John Battelle’s “NewCo” Festival Disrupts the Conference Model

    Desdemona Bandini
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:56 pm
    He’s back. Media mogul John Battelle, famous for spinning up new media concepts into standards, has been quietly perfecting a new conference model he is branding NewCo, a “festival of innovation.” Tired of ballrooms, this tech conference veteran wants us to “get out to get in” by creating highly curated un-conferences that showcase companies in their native habitat. That means out with the conference ballrooms, and in with hanging out at the headquarters of cool handpicked companies doing something positive and differentiating to learn about who they are and how they are doing it.
  • UX For The Real World

    Kevin Horek
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:06 am
          User Experience is one of, if not the most important thing you need to focus on when building your product, app or website. But in my opinion, the UX consultant or UX team may not always have your best interest at heart. Why So Many Skills? Let me explain; To be truly good as a user experience expert you need to understand how to do design, how to code your own designs and if you can, have a basic understanding of how to program. Why so many skills? Well the better you understand and know what is possible on the medium you are working on, the better you can provide…
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  • Setup Google Apps Catch-All Email Address

    Neeraj Rawat
    18 Apr 2015 | 9:40 am
    Google Apps Free Version is my favorite email hosting service where one used to get mulitiple (200 or more) user accounts. Unfortunately, Google has closed this free service though the paid version still exists and is a huge hit. I appreciate the way Google allowed its existing free users to continue using the service without any charge. I use Google Apps with almost all my domains as I signed
  • Learn Computer Basics For Free At Your Own Pace

    Neeraj Rawat
    29 Mar 2015 | 2:10 am
    Computing is growing fast rather damn fast and even a normal Computer Engineer is not aware about the pace until they are into real computing. Companies like Google, Apple, Microsoft, E (GAME, I am sure you can guess the E here) are far ahead from the whole world and have many technical guys. Neither of them was a born geek, everyone starts his/her computer journey from basics and now its
  • Winners of Bitdefender Christmas Giveaway

    Neeraj Rawat
    1 Jan 2015 | 11:35 am
    Everyone must be waiting for the winner's announcement and I am here with the license keys. I hope everyone is running a Genuine and good Antivirus by now as there were not much entries for the giveaway. Moreover only few genuine entries were there and here are the winners. Please check your email, I have sent the keys to all winners. ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ 1) Kamal kr 2)
  • Bitdefender Antivirus License Giveaway for Christmas Along with Zemana Antilogger

    Neeraj Rawat
    30 Nov 2014 | 11:20 am
    Christmas month has started and here comes another combo giveaway for you. If you could not win a license key in the earlier giveaway then this time you can participate to win Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2015. Along with that, you will also get a license of Zemana Antilogger which will be valid for one year. You will get a good security on your computer, if you win the license giveaway. I have
  • How to Install Android 4.4 KitKat as a Virtual Machine in Your Computer?

    Neeraj Rawat
    2 Nov 2014 | 5:35 am
    If you have been in touch with us via our official Facebook page then you must have noticed my Virtual Android Screen and now I got the time to finally write a detailed tutorial for you. At times for such long installation tutorials, I plan to switch to Video Blogging to save more time. Don't get surprised if anytime, you get a post where you will get to know about a new version launch of
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  • Download Skype for Mac

    Shivam Srivastava
    27 Apr 2015 | 9:50 am
    One of the world’s most popular telecommunications software Skype is now making steady progress and in-roads on the mobile platform. The Android version of the application just needs a WiFi or a 3G connection to work smoothly. Apart from making Skype calls it also allows you to chat like any other IM with your cherished Skype friends. Read More: Twickets for Mac: Your Chance to Get Those Exclusive Concert Tickets Contacts Made Convenient! On registering and signing up, a virtual tour is dished out that explains everything that can be done by you using the app. The app just easily lets you…
  • Hotstar for Mac – Free Download!

    Shivam Srivastava
    26 Apr 2015 | 9:34 am
    Sports enthusiasts long for websites and applications that allow them to seamlessly stream live sports. Star India has resolved that issue quite effectively as the channel has unveiled a new app, Hotstar, which will allow you to easily stream on the go! The Hotstar application has been a massive hit amongst tons of Android users as now they can view matches live without feeling the need to sit in front of a TV or to scroll and research for particular websites. Read More: Beautifying Is Now Easy On Mac With Instagram for Mac The application is not just restricted to live streaming sports, but…
  • Shadowgun Ruling With Deadzone For Mac – Free Download!

    Shivam Srivastava
    25 Apr 2015 | 9:43 am
    The online market is booming with games of all sorts, especially the action ones because they seem to be everyone`s first choice. But abundance doesn’t always mean quality. In the pool of games, Madfinger has already carved a place for itself by launching the most impressive game of the year, Shadowgun: Deadzone. Read More: Indulge Yourself In Pure Pleasure With The Room Two – Download For Mac! What Is Shadowgun: Deadzone? Shadowgun Deadzone is a recently launched action packed game which work on Android and iOS based devices. This multiplayer game allows up to twelve users to combat…
  • The Simpsons: Tapped Out for Mac – Get It For Free!

    Shivam Srivastava
    23 Apr 2015 | 3:02 am
    The Simpsons, which had been one of America’s longest animated series, is now available to you and of course to millions of ardent fans of the TV series across the globe in the form of a mobile game. Technology and game developing giants, Electronic Arts Mobile has developed and published the game and have managed to publish smiles all over the world! Read More: Game of War: Fire Age for PC Download Timely and SEASONAL Updates! Create your own distinct Springfield version with The Simpsons: Tapped Out. The game provides you with characters from the show with the help of whom, you can…
  • Beautifying Is Now Easy On Mac With Instagram for Mac

    Shivam Srivastava
    22 Apr 2015 | 2:57 am
    In this typical age of social media, it has become quite like a priority to share almost everything under the sun. And getting included in this sharing task, are tons of pics. Irrespective if these pics consist of those red-lips pouty selfies or if they are images, which were taken during those reunions, clicking pics along with sharing them have seriously become quite important. And knowing this crazy yet sombre feeling of sharing stuff, we have the Instagram. Read More: Twickets for Mac: Your Chance to Get Those Exclusive Concert Tickets Click and Go Insta! Instagram is that one…
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  • An Idealistic Day Of A Coder (Infographic)

    Sunil Jain
    18 Apr 2015 | 2:31 am
    No matter how much ever we restrict ourselves from coding, we eventually end up doing it. The era has changed dramatically, now every person believes in “Do IT Yourslef (DIY)”. As we are striving towards new technology, we can see that there’s a drastic shift from novice ending up with coding. With the ease of using new programming languages, framework and several resources, it has become very much effortless to start coding. So when was the last time you dived yourself into coding? [Hit the Comment Section ] So You Code? (VIDEO) Here’s a small video dedicated to…
  • Huawei Honor Holly: A Budget Phone that Delivers Value

    8 Dec 2014 | 11:25 am
    The Huawei Honor Holly has a tongue-twister name, but its funny name aside, this phone is the Chinese company’s attempt to enter the highly contested budget smartphone segment. And this segment is now keenly contested and very competitive. Look at the competition here, the Moto E, Redmi 1S and Zenfone 4 which have similar if not better specifications. Read on to find out how it fares. Look and feel The Huawei Honor Holly has a plain and uninspiring design that won’t really turn any heads. It has a dual-tone finish with a glossy white removable rear cover and a completely black…
  • OPPO Find 7 X9076 : Value phone, not in budget segment

    Vinay Gowda
    1 Dec 2014 | 8:45 pm
    OPPO Find 7 is an astounding smartphone by the Chinese manufacturer. However, it falls on high-end segment and has less traction from the buyers. We got our hands on with the device and here is our detailed OPPO Find 7 review. India’s mobile industry is crowded and we are witnessing exponential growth year-on-year. To bring in more competition, leading Chinese smartphone brand OPPO entered India this year with their flagship model N1. After that the company has released 10 smartphones ranging from Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 40,000. Coming to the device we are speaking about today, Find 7 is a bumped…
  • DIWALI : All You Need To Know (Infographic + Video)

    Sunil Jain
    1 Nov 2013 | 12:54 am
    Diwali, the festival of lights, is a holiday happily celebrated all over India. Indians celebrate this as a start of new year. It is a holiday similar to that of Christmas for others. During this festival, we wear new clothes, tidy our houses and decorate it with all kinds of lights, and lastly burn crackers (not recommended though). The main purpose why I’m writing this post is to let my friends (who are residing on the other part of the world) understand why we celebrate Diwali and what does it actually mean to us. What is DIWALI?? So let’s begin to know what is Diwali, how…
  • 2013’s Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions (Infographic + Video)

    Sunil Jain
    3 Jan 2013 | 2:50 am
    As it’s the beginning of a new year, this is the right time when one can make resolutions. The resolutions can either be to change something within ourselves or achieving the goal targeted by us. A recent survey conducted, unveiled the following facts: 40% of Americans promise to make 2013 better than 2012 Young Americans (51%) are more likely to promise to change than other residents 17% of people opted for “Losing weight” as their New Year’s Resolution To further know more about New Year’s Resolution, here’s a small video by Dr. Mike Evans which describes…
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  • Xiaomi Mi 4i First Look

    28 Apr 2015 | 12:19 am
    The Xiaomi Mi 4i is the latest smartphone that has been launched by Xiaomi in Delhi. This launch was carried out in the presence of founders Lei Jun and Bin Lin. The keynote master was played by Hugo... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Moore's Law: Beyond the First Law of Computing

    27 Apr 2015 | 11:45 pm
    Moore’s Law – Reflection of History of Computing Hardware Moore’s Law is a reflection of the history of computing hardware and the number of transistors in a dense integrated circuit that has... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Google Changing its Influential Search Engine

    27 Apr 2015 | 2:38 am
    Google is planning to change the way its influential search engine endorses websites on tablets and smartphones which is expected to control where most of the individuals shop, eat and obtain... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Twitter Cuts Off DataSift To Step Up Its Own Big Data Business

    22 Apr 2015 | 6:30 pm
    In the recent push to generate the more revenue, leading micro-blogging site Twitter is building up its own business in the areas such as; commerce and advertising however; on last Friday company... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Facebook Blames 'Bug' for Tracking Non-Users

    22 Apr 2015 | 5:16 pm
    Recently, Facebook made it clear that they could have tracked the non-Facebook users who are visiting the third party websites and links through the “Like” button of Facebook as it can embed without... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    iTechWhiz | Science, Technology, Computers, Mobiles, Games, Cars

  • LG G5 Release Date, Price, Specs Rumors Review

    26 Apr 2015 | 10:09 am
    LG G5 release date, price, specs rumors review has been started to be discussed widely. Although it is mostly still wild rumors and wishes. LG, as one of the leading electronic companies in the... Please visit for more details and a lot more.
  • iPhone 6 vs Galaxy S5 Specs Review: Camera,Battery,Screen,Size,Speed

    13 Jan 2015 | 8:55 am
    Review Apple iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 specifications and features comparison on design, build quality, size, display screen size, camera, processor speed, memory, storage and battery... Please visit for more details and a lot more.
  • iPhone 6 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Specs Review

    8 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    It is important to review iPhone 6 Plus vs Galaxy Note 4 specs comparison before choosing to buy one of the two. As it is now the era of smartphones, people are racing to have better and better... Please visit for more details and a lot more.
  • Google Glass 2.0 Release date, Price, Specs Review 2015

    6 Jan 2015 | 2:27 pm
    Although Google Glass has still not publicly launched as a finished consumer device, details of Google Glass 2.0 are emerging. Google Glass was the poster-child for the entire wearable tech... Please visit for more details and a lot more.
  • iPhone 6 vs Nexus 6 Specs Comparison: Camera, Size, Speed

    5 Jan 2015 | 1:50 pm
    View Apple iPhone 6 vs Google Nexus 6 specs comparison of weight, size, design, display screen, camera, speed and battery life. For so long, the great battle of mobile phones is only dominated by... Please visit for more details and a lot more.
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  • The Link Between Device-Neutral Concept Testing and Behavioral Economics

    Brad Bane
    27 Apr 2015 | 8:16 am
    This is ostensibly supposed to be a blog article encouraging you to come hear Ipsos speak at the upcoming Marketing Research in the Mobile World (MRMW) conference. The conference is being held May 19-22 in New York City, and Jiongming Mu (Ipsos Marketing Sciences VP and forecasting guru) and I are presenting Ipsos’ revamped approach to concept testing. Specifically, we’ll be talking about how it leverages mobile research capabilities in a presentation titled “Give the people what they want – Concept testing on the consumer’s terms” on Thursday, May 21 at 9:30 AM. You can find the…
  • The New Shopper Research Imperative — Hiding In Plain Sight?

    M Berry
    22 Apr 2015 | 12:45 pm
    Is a new shopper research imperative emerging? I had been in shopper research for quite some time and began to think that something was missing. Oh, don’t get me wrong, the industry had solutions and they worked — it just seemed like we weren’t getting to a granular understanding of how and why shopping decisions are “really” made. I felt a more granular understanding would lead to higher-level insights, more effective strategies and a competitive advantage for the invested companies. In a technology-obsessed industry there have been a lot of innovations in shopper research, from…
  • “Share of Buttons”?  Yeah, that’s a Thing Now.

    N. Munsey
    6 Apr 2015 | 12:14 pm
    Last night, I logged onto Amazon looking for a new book to download (let’s all just assume it was something really smart about innovation strategy and not the latest Young Adult dystopian future novel series, shall we?). As soon as I logged on, I was presented with a home screen image of a hand, holding a button-like contraption with a Tide logo on it. As a Prime member, Amazon tells me, I have exclusive access to Amazon Dash. I make a mental note to figure out what this is tomorrow and settle into my dystopian future novel riveting book about innovation strategy. Enter tomorrow, and my…
  • Getting Innovation ‘Unstuck’

    Jason Brown
    30 Mar 2015 | 1:45 pm
    In most mature categories, there’s a common pattern: there are pretty clear Tier 1 and Tier 2 companies, and there are worrisome smaller players. Worrisome because they have an edge – the benefit of not being all things to all people – or because they do something that the top players just can’t seem to get done. These are the grounds for the archetypal battle for growth in American commerce. If you are Tier 1, the battle plan is finding new markets and fending off number 2. If you are Tier 2, the battle plan is being a challenger brand and fending off the nips at your heels without…
  • Engaging Millennials in Product Development

    Maureen Evans
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:22 am
    Meet Melissa: She’s a technology adoring, social media enthusiast who desires instant gratification. She’s the quintessential Millennial and by the year 2017, she and her cohorts will have more spending power than any other age group in history. The future of your business depends on the Melissa’s of the world. And, while their annual purchasing power of $170 billion is on the rise, if they don’t like your products, they will ignore you and take their bitcoins elsewhere. As the largest product testing advisor in the world, we realize the importance of developing &…
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  • Malware Threats from Unlicensed Software: The Critical First Step for Cyberrisk Management

    Jodie Kelley
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:20 am
    Waking up to find your company on the front page news and at the center of a data breach is every CEO’s worst nightmare—and for a number of businesses, it has become reality. Today, the threats from cybercrime are real and frightening, and the risks are extraordinary. Cybersecurity is an incredibly complex issue and business […] Related posts: Malware Threats from Unlicensed Software: Real or Imagined? Navigating the Cloud: Why Software Asset Management Is More Important Than Ever BSA Global Survey Reveals Security Concerns With Unlicensed Software — and Points to the Solution
  • Time for Congress to Act on Cyber Threat Information Sharing

    Victoria Espinel
    21 Apr 2015 | 7:08 am
    Both public and private sector entities fall victim to cyber criminals and other malicious actors each day. Sharing information about cyber threats is critical to prevent and combat these attacks. Over the past several years, Congress and the courts have taken steps to clarify and promote information sharing. Last year, the Department of Justice and […] Related posts: Sharing Cyber Threat Information: How It Would Work, and Why It Would Help Bolster Security More Progress toward Compromise on Information Sharing How to Continue Improving CISPA in the Senate
  • Strengthening the Patent System by Ending Patent Abuse

    Tim Molino
    19 Mar 2015 | 9:41 am
    Patent reform is top of mind on Capitol Hill this month as several Committees hold hearings to discuss the need for patent reform. BSA was honored to testify today at the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. My testimony underscored the need for legislative action to curb abuses in the patent system. The Small […] Related posts: Kappos Offers Fact-Driven Analysis of the Software Patent System Focusing the Patent Debate on What Most Needs Fixing Pass the Innovation Act
  • Closing the Gaps in EU Cybersecurity: Let’s Get It Right

    Thomas Boué
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:02 pm
    Bolstering cybersecurity is a challenge facing boardrooms and government officials around the world. While technology is enabling us to be smarter about how we communicate, create, and solve problems, it has also introduced new risks which must be managed. In Brussels next week, Member States will meet in Coreper as they continue to work toward […] Related posts: The State of Cybersecurity Closing the Deal on Cybersecurity Legislation Guest Post: Key Steps Forward in Managing Cybersecurity Risks
  • It’s Time to Support Software Industry Priorities

    Victoria Espinel
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:02 am
    The global software industry – exemplified by the unparalleled success of American-born innovation – is changing the way we live. Software creates jobs. It sustains vibrant economies. And it enables us to do amazing things by connecting human ingenuity with technology to not only improve how we live our lives every day but also turn […] Related posts: Inflection Points for Washington and the Software Industry Pass the Innovation Act Supreme Court Action on Patents Leaves Room for Reform
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    TechnoBaboy Philippines

  • Redmi 2 Unboxing, First Impressions, AnTuTu

    27 Apr 2015 | 9:52 pm
    Xiaomi’s Redmi 2 arrived on our doorstep last week. We unboxed it and took it out for a quick spin. And I think we can all agree the device is worth more than PHP5,999 selling price. What’s in the box? As soon as you open the box, you will be greeted by the Redmi 2. Besides the unit, you get the usual contents: a data cable, the battery, and some documentation. I removed the plastic film on the screen before playing around with it. Don’t forget to remove the silver film covering the camera. First Impressions The Redmi 2 has a rectangular shape with rounded edges. It feels…
  • Are you interested in a gaming-focused tablet? Acer has one lined up for late 2015

    26 Apr 2015 | 4:35 pm
    A gaming focused tablet. Yup, Acer has one in the works and its called the Predator tablet. I bet you’re already wondering what Clash of Clans would look like on that thing. Calling it the Predator, the gaming tablet has a different case design unlike the traditional tablet. According to Engadget, Acer mentioned the tablet would have haptic feedback that vibrates along with what’s happening in the game. It will also have four front facing speakers on each corner. No other information, specs or otherwise, has been released at the moment. I wonder how this one will pan out. Most of…
  • Xiaomi launches Mi 4i in India

    26 Apr 2015 | 4:30 pm
    We were so caught up with the Asus ZenFone 2′s launch in Jakarta that we almost missed news of another awesome flagship launch. Xiaomi’s VP of Operations Hugo Barra was recently in India to announce their newest flagship, the Mi 4i. This is the Chinese handset maker’s first major launch event outside of China. The Mi 4i features a 5 inch 1920 x 1080 resolution display with an eye popping 441 pixels per inch, a 64-bit Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage.  The octa-core processor is the second gen variant and uses four high performance 1.7 GHz…
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Unboxing, Quick Look and Antutu Score

    24 Apr 2015 | 1:59 am
    With all the attention the ZenFone 2 is getting, many have forgotten Samsung’s recently launched Galaxy S6. I’m going to remind you that it’s still here and it’s the Korean tech giant’s most beautiful smartphone to date. Luckily, we were able to grab one through my Smart postpaid line. Here’s a quick look at the device (We took some pictures too). Presenting the Samsung Galaxy S6. Unboxed and Fiddled The Galaxy S6 is without a doubt is the best looking smartphone Samsung has made. The combination of aluminum and glass materials makes for a very premium device. You’ll…
  • ASUS ZenFone 2: Quick Hands-On and Photo Comparison

    23 Apr 2015 | 2:25 am
    We were given some time to play around with the ZenFone 2 on the demo area during the launch. Poking around the phone, we noticed that the UI is very fast and responsive. Here’s the ZenUI in action. The UI is very clean, and the icons are consistent. The notification controls look clean as well. The recent apps launches fast. Scrolling is very smooth. The ergonomically curved rear cover gives it a good feel in the hand. The volume controls, which also function as a camera shutter button for selfies, is found there as well. Power button is on top. Love the metallic texture. Compared…
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  • How to Create a full Backup in Windows 8.1

    18 Apr 2015 | 1:38 pm
    In this post, I will show you how you can perform a full system backup of Windows 8.1 with built-in backup features and tools. Maybe you don’t know it, but Windows 8 as well as Windows 7 has a built in bare-metal Backup & Recovery options for you to use. In Windows 8 these features can
  • My Google Analytics Traffic Report for Q1 – 2015

    5 Apr 2015 | 2:04 am
    Will you believe it? Another quarter has past and it is time for another of my popular Google Analytics Traffic Reports. In this report, I will share some of my numbers with you from the past quarter of 2015 and hopefully we can all learn something about traffic that is trending at the moment. Traffic Types
  • How to get new build for Windows 10 Preview

    27 Mar 2015 | 11:36 am
    If you like me, have been testing Windows 10 Preview to see what is going to happen with the next generation of Windows, you might have been wondering why you have not yet received the new update, Build 10041, that was released last week? Microsoft recently announced that Windows 10 will be available already in
  • Why you should create a globally recognized Avatar

    13 Feb 2015 | 11:48 am
    If you don’t already have one you should create on right away.! What is a Gravatar A gravatar is a profile picture or at least a graphical representation also called an avatar, that follow you around, when you are leaving blog comments on others blog. If you don’t have a gravatar you will see one of these gray
  • Best Android Apps for SuperBowl 2015

    1 Feb 2015 | 8:51 am
    Later today, Super Bowl XLIX will be played in Phoenix, Arizona. This year the defending Champions from Seattle Seahawks will play New England Patriots in the final. If you like, I love watching NFL you might find it even more interesting with some apps for your Android phone. I have found some of the best for you here: 1.
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  • Google Is Fighting “Game of Thrones” Piracy, but HBO Isn’t Playing Along

    Andre Sólo
    23 Apr 2015 | 4:59 am
    “Internet” and “piracy” have become almost synonymous. The rise of high speed internet has made it possible to share videos, images, books and whole movies, with or without the creator’s permission. But whose responsibility is it to fight back—the copyright owners, or the search engines? That question remains contentious, but Google has stepped up its efforts to crack down on piracy. The exact measures they use (and how well those measure work) are detailed in a full report by Danny Sullivan, using HBO’s Game of Thrones as its case study. This…
  • Beyond Mobile Friendly

    Andre Sólo
    21 Apr 2015 | 7:08 am
    By now you know that Google penalizes sites that aren’t mobile friendly, and how to prepare your site so you’re not one of the casualties. So far, however, the focus in the SEO community hasn’t gone much farther than that—being mobile friendly is good enough to keep your search ranking, so it’s all you need, right? A new article by Bryson Meunier explores how we can go beyond that. Bryson points out that being mobile friendly is the bare minimum of what it takes to avoid a penalty. He asks how we can make mobile sites even better, and what effects that may…
  • Google’s Recommending Apps, but What’s In It for You?

    Andre Sólo
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:45 pm
    Not long ago Google made a relatively unnoticed announcement: content from Android apps would get highly ranked in Google search results. As I wrote at the time, that simply doesn’t affect many people—you need to already have the app installed for its content to show up in your searches. And it’s only for Android, not iPhone. It turns out that little-heralded event was just the first step, however. Google has now changed the rules. It’s not just content from apps you’ve installed, it’s content from any Android app that Google has indexed. If your search…
  • Two New Google Experiments Spotted in the Field

    Andre Sólo
    16 Apr 2015 | 1:38 pm
    As reported on Search Engine Land, Google is rolling out even more experimental search features—and two of them have been spotted in the field. They’re being tried out on a small percentage of real search users, which means they could become standard soon. One of these offers new functionality, while the other is a redesign of the mobile search results page. “People Also Ask” The first live test involves a completely new feature known as the People Also Ask box. This does exactly what it sounds like: when you run a search, the box tells you a few popular questions…
  • Yahoo’s Secret Search Engine

    Andre Sólo
    14 Apr 2015 | 1:20 pm
    Is Yahoo working in a secret search engine to replace Bing? According to a recent leak, the answer might be yes—and it may already be offering results to a small percentage of users. Bing and Yahoo A little background is in order. Most people think of Yahoo and Bing as separate search engines, which is true to an extent. Yahoo is its own company, has a search service and at one time was among the leading innovators in search technology. However, since 2009 Yahoo search results are actually delivered by Bing. The truce is an uneasy one. Bing’s search engine does the work, but…
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  • 14 meaningless phrases that will make you sound like a stock-market wizard

    Henry Blodget
    28 Apr 2015 | 5:31 am
    If you follow stock-market punditry obsessively like we do, you'll quickly notice something. A handful of analysts speak English. But the vast majority don't. Rather, they speak a language unique to the investment business. This language consists of market phrases that sound intelligent but don't mean anything. The phrases don't sound like they don't mean anything, of course. On the contrary, they sound like they mean a lot. In fact, they make the speaker sound as wise as Warren Buffett (who, to his great credit, never speaks this way).  Most of these phrases have another…
  • The 50 coolest people in UK tech

    James Cook
    28 Apr 2015 | 5:18 am
    There's a celebrated cluster of technology companies in east London, known as Tech City. It is all centered around the Old Street roundabout, giving name to the government's "Silicon Roundabout" initiative. But the UK's tech industry is not limited to a section of east London. Many of the people on the list are based outside of London. Some have factories and distribution centers to manage; others spend time in universities and labs. This list features some of the most interesting startup founders, CEOs, and investors in the UK tech industry. Within our ranking, we prioritized startup…
  • WHEN ROBOTS COLLUDE: Computers are adopting a legally questionable means to crush the competition

    Shane Ferro
    28 Apr 2015 | 4:47 am
    Algorithms can learn to collude.  Two law professors, Ariel Ezrachi of Oxford and Maurice E. Stucke of the University of Tennessee, have a new working paper on how when computers take get involved in pricing for goods and services (like, say, at Amazon or Uber), the potential for collusion is even greater than when humans are making the prices.  Computers can't have a back-room conversation to fix prices, but they can predict the way that other computers are going to behave. And with that information, they can effectively cooperate with each other in advancing their own…
  • This easy Excel trick will clean up and sort all your data without a hitch

    Sara Silverstein
    28 Apr 2015 | 4:44 am
    This is one tool you must use in Excel. There's no need to download data to a text file and then import it into your spreadsheet. With the "Text to Columns" tool you can organize your data right in Excel. Produced by Sara Silverstein Follow BI Video: On FacebookJoin the conversation about this story »
  • Why this guy is teaching people how to write malware for Macs

    Natasha Bertrand and Michael B Kelley
    28 Apr 2015 | 4:16 am
    Patrick Wardle says he "drinks the Apple juice." At the same time, the director of research at Synack recently gave a presentation at the elite Infiltrate hacking conference in Miami detailing "exactly how to practically create elegant, bad@ss OS X malware." So why would a professional hacker who says he loves Apple want to design damaging code that could corrupt some of his most beloved products? "OS X malware is already an unfortunate reality," Wardle told Business Insider. "By revealing methods that adversaries are likely already using — and illustrating how these techniques can…
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  • Tech Journalism in Malaysia is disappointing

    20 Apr 2015 | 7:08 pm
    Last week visitors browsing to Google’s Malaysia website were greeted with a big bold image stating the website was hacked. The media had a field day proudly proclaiming that Google’s website was hacked, because that was exactly what the page they visited said….Google Hacked!! Only, Google wasn’t hacked. MyNic was hacked. They’re the agency in charge […]
  • Keith’s PGP Key

    18 Apr 2015 | 12:06 am
    In case anyone needs my PGP key to send me encrypted e-mails. Here it is. e-mails should be sent to, which is hosted on Gmail, if you’re uncomfortable with that, drop me an encrypted e-mail there, and I’ll respond with a privately hosted e-mail you can connect with me on. Regards, Keith
  • FireEye: Group spied on Malaysia for 10 years

    13 Apr 2015 | 9:11 am
    The team over at the FireEye threat intelligence published a special report(pdf) detailing an long running (and still on-going) cyber-espionage operation that has targeted multiple entities in ASEAN countries, including Malaysia. The program was reported to be running for more than a decade, and the sustained period coupled with the list of targets the program had, led FireEye to […]
  • Worked Example: iPhone PIN Hack

    10 Apr 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Last month, a company called MDSec released a video detailing how they manage to brute force hack an iPhone PIN lock. Pretty sweet piece of work, but I thought this would be a good example to understand how hacks work, and how hackers think. What is a hacker First off, we need to define what […]
  • MDeC Private Meeting with ODI

    5 Apr 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Earlier this week I attended a MDeC organized private meeting with Richard Stirling from the Open Data Institute (ODI).The ODI is an institution that hopes to promote the ‘open data’ culture, and founded by a giant of the Tech world, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, which you might remember for inventing a small little thing we call the world wide […]
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  • Industrial Automation Beijing 2015: Wibu-Systems takes part with its own exhibit and a unique keynote

    28 Apr 2015 | 2:09 am
    Industrial Automation Beijing 2015 is taking place May 13-15. This is the preferred meeting place for international experts from the automation and the IT industries. For the first time ever, Wibu-Systems will present CodeMeter, its all-in-one solution for software protection, licensing and security, at the German Pavilion in hall 9, booth 20. Our specialists will assist trade show visitors and provide qualified advice to their individual needs and requirements.This event also hosts the “International Intelligent Manufacturing Conference 2015”. On the morning of May 14th, Oliver…
  • Hannover Messe 2015: Wibu-Systems presents a collaborative project to support secure Industry 4.0

    9 Apr 2015 | 12:40 am
    The demonstration we are introducing at the Hannover Messe shows how manufacturers can protect their production data in the age of Industry 4.0. This model was first presented at the German IT Summit 2014 as the collaborative result of four German companies united by a single purpose: Bringing security “Made in Germany” to Industry 4.0. Visitors to Wibu-Systems’ exhibit at the Hannover Messe can see live for the first time the demonstration in action. In hall 8, booth D05, they can learn how secure communications can be set up for the manufacturing of individual components across remote…
  • Hannover Messe 2015: Starter Kit for Raspberry Pi with Secure Boot

    25 Mar 2015 | 6:28 am
    At this year’s Hannover Messe, in its own booth, D05 in hall 8, Wibu-Systems will show how manufacturers can protect their embedded software from tampering. The ground principle is based on the secure boot mechanism integrated in CodeMeter technology, which companies can start evaluating with the starter kit for the Raspberry Pi.Digital signatures and certificates ensure the integrity of embedded software. This allows for only properly signed applications to run. A signature is considered valid when the program comes from a legitimate publisher who owns the matching private key for signing…
  • CeBIT 2015: Security for Industry 4.0 Made in Germany

    16 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Wibu-Systems is proud to be part of an outstanding consortium that will be officially announced at CeBIT 2015. Deutsche Telekom, Infineon Technologies, Wibu-Systems and Hirschmann have joined forces to deliver security Made in Germany to the entire Industry 4.0 arena.The partnership started to take shape already last year at the National IT Summit, where the Digital Agenda for 2014-2017, promoting innovations to support Germany’s growth and employment, the implementation of comprehensive high speed networks and digital media literacy, and the improvement of security and protection of IT…
  • Automatisierungstreff 2015: Wibu-Systems hosts a Trend Session about IP Protection

    10 Mar 2015 | 3:22 am
    This press release is only available in German language.
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  • So what is the perfect smartphone? Here’s my analysis

    Tahsin Azmain
    28 Apr 2015 | 12:02 am
    So what is the perfect smartphone? Here’s my analysis via - Apple iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 are the selling hot cakes in the market but brands like Xiaomi and Huawei are also taking a bite in the pie. While the established market players have opted for premium materials and cutting edge specifications to retain market share, the relatively new Asian players are topping up more hard core specs and very competitive price points. What the smart phone market holds for the future is a matter of great debate, but we are loving the surprises from the OEMs every couple of weeks or so. Now…
  • Send reminders, addresses to your Android phone straight from the browser

    Rajiv Ashrafi
    26 Apr 2015 | 11:18 am
    Send reminders, addresses to your Android phone straight from the browser via - In a small step towards computing convergence, Google has rolled out a feature that lets you send directions, reminders, notes, and more straight from your browser to your phone. In fact, you can try this out right now. Make sure your phone is updated and has the right settings (check this out). Then head to (or Chrome) and type in “send a note to my phone” or “send directions to my phone” into the search bar. This will open up a Google Now-esque card that will let you type in the note or look…
  • Nepal earthquake: Google opens Person Finder tool

    Rajiv Ashrafi
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:22 pm
    Nepal earthquake: Google opens Person Finder tool via - Today is a sad day in Nepal. It was hit by a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake, which struck the area between Kathmandu and the city of Pokhara. Its effects were felt in Bangladesh as well as India and Tibet. Over a 1,000 people have already been reported dead. Many more are injured, and yet more are reported to be missing. In an attempt to aid rescue efforts, Google has opened up its Person Finder tool. It’s a simple crowd-sourced missing persons database, and it’s extremely helpful in times like this. The tool was first launched in…
  • ASUS Nexus 7 (2013) to be discontinued

    24 Apr 2015 | 2:05 pm
    ASUS Nexus 7 (2013) to be discontinued via - So this is it. If you’re after a Nexus tablet, the only choice that you have is a Nexus 9 as that is the only tablet device available from Google’s official hardware store. Reason? The Nexus 7 of 2013, which was made in partnership with ASUS, is no longer available to procure as it has been discontinued. Truth be told, the Nexus 7 lineup, both 2012 and 2013 versions were indeed the best tablets available for the brilliant price range. But it’s time for the new devices to take their place. However, the Nexus 9 didn’t earn…
  • ASUS launches Zenfone 2 in India

    23 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    ASUS launches Zenfone 2 in India via - ASUS has finally introduced the Zenfone 2 in India by releaseing 4 new variants with pre-orders starting from flipkart. The 2GB of RAM model includes a 5.5-inch 720p display with a 1.8GHz quad core Intel Atom Z3560 processor, 16GB built-in storage and carries a price tag of INR 12999 wherheast the second variant has the same CPU but features a 5.5-inch 1080p HD display and costs INR 14999. Thirdly, the 4GB versions with 32GB in storage space costs around INR 19,999 while for the 64GB one, it costs INR 23999. For the 4GB models, the processor is a…
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  • Magento Shoplift Vulnerability – Download Patch Now

    27 Apr 2015 | 12:25 pm
    A patch has been released to fix a remote code execution vulnerability in both Magento Enterprise and Community Editions. In February, Check Point researchers announced that they released details of the critical RCE (remote code execution) vulnerability in the Magento platform. Checkpoint originally found this exploit back in February and contacted Magento privately regarding the […]
  • Oasis Workflow Plugin Is A Powerful Editorial Workflow Manager For WordPress

    24 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    For a small blog with only one writer, workflows are generally straightforward: write, proofread, publish. I often suggest that one-person blogs take advantage of an editorial calendar, but beyond that there isn’t much need for more advanced workflow management tools. The situation is entirely different for blogs with multiple writers and editors dealing with a […]
  • Complying With EU Cookie Laws In Magento

    22 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Cookies are an essential part of the modern web. Without them we’d be unable to provide the interactive sites and web applications that modern users of the web have come to expect. The web was designed to be stateless — no information about a session was carried between page loads. Cookies are the thread that […]
  • We’ve Brought Two-Factor Authentication To Magento!

    21 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    We’re happy to announce that we’ve brought two-factor authentication to Magento in partnership with Magento development agency Human Element. This new plugin, named Sentry, will allow Magento retailers a solution for secured, two-factor authentication. Two-factor authentication offers enormously enhanced security for Magento eCommerce stores. Passwords alone have never been a great way to handle secure […]
  • Three Plugins That Improve The WordPress Writing Experience

    20 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Once upon a time, I used to refuse point blank to write using the WordPress editor. I’d been burnt too many times by refreshing tabs and unreliable sites causing me to lose a big chunk of text, and, as a professional writer, I simply couldn’t afford to take the risk. On top of which, TinyMCE […]
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  • iZettle Review – user and customer reviews for chip and pin

    19 Apr 2015 | 4:50 am
    iZettle - take payments from your customers, without any fuss or ridiculous charges I'll begin my iZettle review with a story. Whilst visiting a local shop the other day something incredibly strange happened. I went to purchase something using my debit card, virtually all shops accept them these days. Only to be told "Sorry we don't accept card payments. There is a cash machine down the road."So what did I do? I went and made the purchase from a shop that does take card payments. I didn't have the time to go cash machine hunting. Ok, my story probably isn't that strange, but it shows that in…
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  • CM Storm Octane Gaming Gear Combo Review

    The Sorcerer
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:03 pm
    Coolermaster’s previous keyboard and mouse combo pack “CM Storm Devastator” has received a good amount of attention from PC users, including gamers. When we reviewed the combo while the keyboard was pretty good with nothing more than two-to-three key rollover support, the mouse could have been more comfortable. CM Storm Octane is another keyboard and mouse combo and as one will expect, it comes with few features and improvements. So what’s the difference between them, other than the design? CM Storm Devastator had a single backlit while Octane provides up to seven. The DPI range…
  • Gigabyte G1 Gaming GeForce GTX 980 GPU Review

    The Sorcerer
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:03 pm
    Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 980 is a non-reference factory overclocked variant of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 that was reviewed a long time ago. In comparison with the reference edition, the GPU cooler has multiple changes and would appeal to a good deal of end users. The metal backplate and the triple fan casing is one of the changes, but as the card gets opened, you will see a lot of cooling options that would keep this card away from few GPU maker’s non-reference counterparts. Whether its worth the money or not is your choice, here is the review of the G1 Gaming GTX 980. The post Gigabyte…
  • Kingston HyperX Skyn Gaming Mousepad Review

    The Sorcerer
    22 Apr 2015 | 1:09 pm
    There are two types of mouse pads: Cloth based and hard pad. Kingston, on the other hand, introduced a paper thin plastic sheet, an adhesive layered mousepad with friction and smooth surface called ‘HyperX Skyn’. As someone who used Razer Goliathus Control Oversize edition (the first make that I bought in 2007 and lasted nicely until 2014 when the cloth started to fray and tear) and the currently used- Corepad XXXXL mouse pad that measures 47.20 x 23.60 inches with 300mm thickness, i curious how is my experience with the paper thin gaming mat is going to be. From a cloth pad user, the…
  • Noctua NH-L9x65 CPU Air Cooler Review

    The Sorcerer
    19 Apr 2015 | 11:50 am
    For HTPC setups, having a good case, motherboard and a CPU cooler is important. Coolermaster made a pretty good impression with their CM Elite 130 mini-ITX case. Gigabyte Z97N-WIFI also has a pretty good layout as well.  But with setups like Coolermaster Elite 130, you need clearance as the power supply is mounted just above the mini ITX motherboard. Sure! You do get low profile CPU air coolers and even the stock Intel heatsink is very low profile. But we need better cooling for many reasons, even if it doesn’t include overclocking. Not everyone lives in a place with cool and comfortable…
  • Gamers Connect #4 to be held in Hyderabad, displaying Titan X, Gaming monitors and more!

    The Sorcerer
    11 Apr 2015 | 6:10 am
    For those who don’t know, the man behind eSports Interactive Entertainment is hosting its 4th “Gamers Connect” meetup for people in Hyderabad. Gamers will have a chance to check out the best stuff you can get from companies making gaming-centric hardware. Nvidia and BenQ are onboard, and few of the stuff that they will be showing is the Nvidia GeForce Titan X graphic card and the BenQ 1440p and 1080p panels- XL2730Z and XL2430T. Mark your calendars for Friday April 17th and it will be held at one of many Nvidia Experience Zone Cafe ‘Playmax Interactive’. Click…
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    The Four-eyed Journal

  • How many more Mary Jane Velosos?

    27 Apr 2015 | 9:40 pm
    In a few hours from now, Mary Jane Veloso, convicted of bringing in illegal drugs into Indonesia will face a firing squad. In a few hours from now, we will lose a compatriot to another country’s justice system. A few hours from now, human trafficking, illegal drug trade and poverty will claim is latest victim. We may not be able to save Mary Jane Veloso from the death penalty. After all, we have to respect the legal system and understand the political and social situation in Indonesia that is the context of this. Ultimately, the outpouring of support from all over the world through the…
  • Jack Doyle: Why ‘The Hobbit’ Doesn’t Cut It

    23 Apr 2015 | 5:34 pm
    Even in a fantasy world, millennials could journey with the Lord of the Rings characters. Aragorn struggles to accept his true identity. Eowyn battles prejudice and unrequited love. Frodo is the smallest and most unlikely hero — and even with powerful friends, he’s not guaranteed to win. I’ve heard more than one friend claim (and who can blame them) that their sexual awakening happened around when the exhausted, sweaty Aragorn opened the doors of Edoras in slow motion. Many young people, myself included, started writing our own fantasy stories inspired by the movies. And our throats…
  • Iqbal as an alias, what’s the big deal?

    21 Apr 2015 | 10:36 pm
    Despite the illegal use of a nom de guerre in negotiating with the government, Iqbal’s acts cannot be deemed invalid or illegal, provided they were done with the authority of the MILF, his principal. In point of fact, the MILF leadership has expressly affirmed his authority and the binding effect of his acts. So, what’s the big deal? Moreover, the government’s peace panel headed by Miriam Coronel Ferrer, including Secretary Teresita Deles, admitted knowledge of Iqbal’s nom de guerre; in fact, they also know his real name. So, his use of a fictitious name is not an issue in assessing…
  • CNET: What you need to know about Wi-Fi calling

    21 Apr 2015 | 7:23 pm
    Curious about Wi-Fi calling? Or do you have it confused with with other services like Skype, Viber, etc? CNET has a comprehensive rundown of what Wi-FI calling is, how it works and which providers in the US are offering it. Curious though as to when local telcos like Globe and Smart will offer it.
  • Impressed with Google Handwriting Input

    16 Apr 2015 | 5:11 pm
    While searching for a way to put emojis on my Twitter posts, as it seems that it only works on iOS devices, I stumbled on the brand new Google Handwriting Input app which was released yesterday. As it name says, the app converts handwritten words and shapes into text input on your Android device. It supports 82 languages, cursive and printed writing and will work with or without a stylus. Google Handwriting Input easily recognized my terrible handwriting and even offered auto-spell correction.I’ve been using it since yesterday on my Nexus 5 and what a joy it is to use. I’m very…
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    Create Your Next Customer

  • Writing Headlines with Impact

    Beyond PR
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:24 pm
    Today we are going to dissect how each component of your press release can drive readership and engagement if done correctly. The first and perhaps most overlooked component of a press release is the headline. Headlines have evolved from simple announcements that inform journalists of a new product or service. Today news releases are indexed by thousands of online databases & search engines, are shared multiple times via social media, and are still used by journalists to help write stories. Your press release headline needs to grab the attention of readers facing a content glut. But…
  • Best Practices Executive Brief: Webinars

    Winnie Ng Schuchman
    22 Apr 2015 | 10:41 am
    Engaging in a Live Conversation Webinars are the next best thing to meeting your prospects in person. They give you the opportunity to go beyond simply talking to decision makers by helping you open a dialogue with them. But how you spend that 30 to 60 minutes will determine whether your potential customers are engaged and participating … or answering email while half listening in. Based on our experience at UBM producing hundreds of webinars each year, we’ve developed a set of best practices to help you keep your webinar attendees tuned in. Download the pdf to learn six best practices!
  • The Most Important IT Conference: A Technologist’s View

    Network Computing
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:18 am
    In an industry inundated with events focused on a single vendor or technology, Interop stands out for its independence, breadth, and stellar speakers. With Interop Las Vegas fast approaching, it’s time once again for IT professionals to gather together in the desert to hear about hot new technology and debate important trends. There are a lot of IT conferences for IT pros to choose from, but Interop is the most important. Here’s why. Independent IT conference Interop represents the last great independent conference in IT. The trend in recent years has forced shows like this down…
  • 3 Tips For Making Infographics Informative & Creative

    Winnie Ng Schuchman
    15 Apr 2015 | 3:03 pm
    The post 3 Tips For Making Infographics Informative & Creative appeared first on Create Your Next Customer.
  • Best Practices Executive Brief: Research

    Winnie Ng Schuchman
    14 Apr 2015 | 11:25 am
    The Survey Says…Original Research Leads to Credibility and Thought Leadership Market research is a staple of the global technology community, thanks to its ability to illuminate trends, provide insights into the forces at work, and help companies make better business decisions. Original research helps you understand your customers’ business challenges, purchase plans, and perceived barriers to adoption. It also gives you credible statistics and insights to inform your content marketing strategy — and to use in content pieces. Two components are vital to research success: 1. Access to…
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    What's On My PC

  • Send Notes and Send Directions To Your Phone From Google Search

    26 Apr 2015 | 4:41 am
    This week’s hot Google news is similar news from last week, with a different twist, where you can go to the Google Search page (or the Google Chrome’s omnibox) and type in “find my phone” (see article here). This week Google revealed you can go to the Google Search page (or the Google Chrome’s omnibox) […]
  • A Must Have Android App

    24 Apr 2015 | 5:25 am
    Probably one of the most underused functions on computers, by the everyday computer user, is the copy and paste function. I am sure this is probably true when it comes to using our smartphones. As a matter of fact, I randomly asked some of the my friends if they knew how to copy and paste […]
  • A 5 Stars Windows Repair Utility

    23 Apr 2015 | 4:35 am
    First statement I need to make here is that the – Windows Repair utility, featured in this article, is for those who are computer techs and the geeks in the family. Second statement I need to make is that I cannot say enough about how good this utility is. – Windows Repair has […]
  • FREE Microsoft Software To Create Your Own Movies

    21 Apr 2015 | 7:21 am
    Looking for an easy way to edit and create your own movie or enhanced slide show (using your photos)? Microsoft back in 2012, as part of their FREE Windows Essentials package included Windows Movie Maker.   Today, in 2015, Windows Movie Maker is still a viable option (for FREE) that will run on 32- or […]
  • Lose Your Phone? Ask Google To Find It

    19 Apr 2015 | 5:53 am
    Been following the tech news this week and discovered that Google has a feature in place that will give you the ability to locate your phone if you lose it. You will need a Google account; and, appears Google Chrome installed on your computer that is logged into your account. My first go round with […]
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    NCTechNews -- North Carolina business and technology news

  • CBC AMERICAS Corporation to Locate US Headquarters in Cary

    David Menzies
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:05 am
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Governor Pat McCrory, N.C. Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla III and the Economic Development Partnership of N.C. recently announced that CBC AMERICAS Corporation will locate its U.S. headquarters in Wake County and open a distribution center in Alamance County. The move will create 67 new jobs in Wake County and 29 new jobs in Alamance County over the next five years. The company plans to invest at least $3.5 million.NCTechNews is published by Innovative Public Relations, Inc. (, a Research Triangle-based consultancy providing PR and media…
  • Smart Energy, Smart Regions Examined at 2015 State of the Research Triangle Region

    David Menzies
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:04 am
    RESEARCH TRIANGLE REGION, N.C. -- The Atlantic Coast Pipeline will connect the region’s natural gas assets to consumers and also add a link to the region’s smart energy value chain. Smart energy is a key component of “smart regions.” Regional business leaders will examine the qualities that define a smart region, how the Research Triangle Region stacks up and what it can mean for the region’s economic future and quality of life at the 2015 State of the Research Triangle Region event scheduled for May 21 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center in Durham.NCTechNews is…
  • Schulman IRB to Open Office in RTP

    David Menzies
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:03 am
    CINCINNATI, OH & RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. -- Schulman Associates IRB, Inc., the industry-leading central IRB in customer service and technology, has signed a long-term lease on Laboratory Drive in the heart of Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. The location will house review board and service staff, which will be ideally located to provide high quality reviews and customer service to clients.NCTechNews is published by Innovative Public Relations, Inc. (, a Research Triangle-based consultancy providing PR and media relations services to help…
  • Red Hat Developer Toolset 3.1 Now Available

    David Menzies
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the general availability of Red Hat Developer Toolset 3.1, Red Hat’s selection of some of the latest, stable open source C and C++ compilers and complementary development tools. Available through the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Developer Program and related subscriptions, Red Hat Developer Toolset 3.1 streamlines application development on the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform, enabling developers to compile applications once and deploy across multiple versions of Red…
  • Charlotte Metro Credit Union Releases New Apple Watch App

    David Menzies
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:55 am
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte Metro Federal Credit Union (CMCU), a full-service, not-for-profit financial institution based in Charlotte, today announced the release of its new mobile banking app for Apple Watch. Designed to quickly deliver account balances, transaction history with running balances and loan payment due information, the CMCU Apple Watch app underscores the credit union's focus on delivering the latest mobile banking technology to support its customers' busy lifestyles.NCTechNews is published by Innovative Public Relations, Inc. (, a Research…
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  • Apple vendió 61 millones de iPhones y ganó 58,000 millones de dólares en el segundo trimestre del 2015

    Domadis Cabrera
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:40 pm
    Apple acaba de presentar sus ganancias durante el segundo trimestre del 2015, superando las estimaciones de los analistas, con 58 mil millones dólares en ingresos. Además vendieron 61.2 millones de iPhones, 12 millones de iPads y un beneficio por acción de 2.33 dólares. Se esperaba que la compañía anunciara unos 56 mil millones en ingresos, y el Wall Street predijo sólo 58,1 millones de iPhones vendidos en el segundo trimestre. Sin embargo, sólo se vendieron 4.56 millones de unidades de ordenadores Mac (en comparación con el estimado de 4.7 millones). Al mismo tiempo las ventas del…
  • La última actualización de gráficos del iMac corrige los problemas con imágenes JPEG

    Domadis Cabrera
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Apple ha lanzado una nueva actualización para el iMac que promete corregir un error de Yosemite que puede hacer que el ordenador se bloquee al abrir archivos JPEG de gran tamaño. Introducido con OS X 10.10.3, la última actualización de Yosemite, el error ha estado causando estragos en los iMac, y ocurre sólo cuando “se abren ciertas imágenes JPEG muy grandes” en Finder o en vista previa. En algunos casos, los usuarios experimentaron una breve congelación, pero en otros, las máquinas se reiniciaron y mostraron un mensaje de error. Con un peso de apenas 722KB, la última…
  • Esta aplicación te deja llamar desde el Apple Watch en caso de ataque epiléptico

    Domadis Cabrera
    26 Apr 2015 | 11:32 pm
    La epilepsia afecta a más de 50 millones de personas en todo el mundo, y sólo en Estados Unidos alrededor de 500 nuevos casos son diagnosticados cada día, de acuerdo con Epilepsy Foundation. Muchas personas con epilepsia y otros trastornos convulsivos experimentan auras en el comienzo de lo que podría convertirse en un ataque de epilepsia, que normalmente hace que la persona quede en estado inconsciente. SeizAlarm trabaja en estos momentos críticos, dando al usuario la opción de alertar a sus contactos de emergencia o de pulsar una función de retardo que inicia un contador de tiempo…
  • Qué hacer si tu Apple Watch se queda congelado

    Domadis Cabrera
    26 Apr 2015 | 2:36 pm
    ¡Seamos realistas! Llegará el momento en que tu Apple Watch se bloqueará o se quedará congelado. Dejará de responder y querrás saber qué hacer para sacarlo de tal estado de inactividad. El siguiente procedimiento te permite reiniciar tu Apple Watch en caso de que se quede bloqueado o congelado. Cuando tu Apple Watch se congela, es probable que se deba a alguna aplicación que se ha quedado colgada. En este punto, debes forzar el reloj a reiniciar y arrancar de nuevo. La forma de hacerlo le sonará familiar a la mayoría de usuarios de iOS, pues lo que debes hacer es mantener pulsado el…
  • Cómo volver dorado tu Apple Watch de 399 dólares

    Domadis Cabrera
    25 Apr 2015 | 11:06 am
    ¿Te gusta el Apple Watch dorado pero no tienes los 17,000 dólares necesarios para comprarlo? No te preocupes, siempre podrás pedir un préstamo en tu banco, quizás conseguir un segundo trabajo o vender tu coche. O también podrías hacer lo que hizo el artista Casey Neistat, quien compró un Apple Watch Sport y el mismo se encargó de pintarlo de un tono dorado que se ve incluso mejor que el reloj original. Neistat sólo tenía 399 dólares, por lo que decidió reservar previamente el modelo Sport negro y luego lo pintó cuidadosamente de dorado. Claro, su método podría anular la…
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  • Samsung addresses slow 840 EVO SSD performance with another patch

    Tim Schiesser
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:15 am
    The Samsung 840 EVO has been one of the most troubled solid state drives since its mid 2013 launch. Last year, users discovered that the drive suffers from performance degredation in the long run, with read speeds dropping off dramatically when old data is being accessed. Samsung issued a patch...
  • Top eSports star retires due to wrist injury at the age of 22

    Shawn Knight
    28 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    The captain of one of the top League of Legends teams has announced his retirement at the young age of 22. Effective immediately, Hai Lam will no longer participate in Cloud9 team games according to a post on the team’s website.
  • Valve kills Steam's paid mods feature after receiving strong criticism

    Tim Schiesser
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:45 pm
    Just four days ago, Valve launched a feature that allowed mod creators to sell their content through the Steam Workshop, a decision which drew strong criticism from gamers that previously had access to all mods for free. Today, Valve acknowledged that wasn't the right move, and has removed the option...
  • Apple sold 61 million iPhones in post-holiday quarter as iPad decline continues

    Shawn Knight
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:15 pm
    Apple on Monday reported revenue of $58 billion and a net profit of $13.6 billion, or $2.33 per diluted share, for the fiscal second quarter. The figures topped Wall Street expectations of between $52 billion and $55 billion in revenue.
  • White House security breach leaves Obama's emails vulnerable to Russian hackers

    Justin Kahn
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Hackers with ties to the Russian government apparently accessed some of President Obama’s private emails. The security breach, which occurred last October, was part of an attack that targeted unclassified White House computer systems, according to reports.
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  • Putting a Price on Carbon: A Tough, But Necessary, Nut to Crack

    Pete Danko
    19 Apr 2015 | 6:29 am
    Carbon dioxide exacts a cost, that much we know. It’s when we try to take the logical next step – putting a price on carbon – that things get complicated.The issue is in the news as the province of Ontario moves to join what Clean Energy Canada calls “North America’s largest cap and trade alliance,” the one between Ontario’s Canadian neighbor Quebec and the state of California.image via Government of OntarioIf you’re not familiar with how a cap and trade scheme works, conceptually, it’s pretty simple: Government sets a limit on the total amount of carbon emissions…
  • All Signs Point to Solar Power Juggernaut Rolling On

    Pete Danko
    12 Apr 2015 | 9:30 am
    It’s not a contest. Renewable energy is no zero-sum game (or doesn’t have to be, at least), and according to the experts, all of it and then some will be needed to keep global temperatures from rising beyond safe levels. Still, it’s hard not to view the growth of the two leading non-hydro renewable energy technologies – wind and solar – in relation to each other.We reported recently that wind grew quickly in 2014, but solar had itself a very good year as well. And there are signs that it could be in for even more rapid growth.First Solar panels installed at utility-scale site…
  • Wind Surged in 2014, But Can It Keep Up the Pace?

    Pete Danko
    8 Apr 2015 | 9:43 am
    Is wind power coming on fast enough to help shift the world off fossil-fuel-generated electricity before temperatures get too high? Depends on how you look at it.In 2014, Asia, Europe and North America – the usual suspects when it comes to wind power– had solid-to-great installation years. Meanwhile, Latin American (namely, Brazil) became a big-time player for the first time, and it all added up to a solid year for global wind.All told, 51.5 gigawatts (GW) was installed in 2014, the first time the world cracked 50 GW in a single year, and cumulative global capacity now stands at 369.6 GW,…
  • Vancouver Joins the 100 Percent Renewable Energy Movement

    Pete Danko
    5 Apr 2015 | 6:30 am
    It’s easy to mock efforts by localities to take on climate change – looked at in isolation and strictly by the numbers, no matter how boldly they move to trim their carbon emissions, the impact will be minimal.Then again, when you start to add up all those little impacts – and take into account a possible galvanizing effect – the story might change.image via Wikimedia CommonsThat’s part of the thinking in Vancouver, British Columbia, where the city council last week approved Mayor Gregor Robertson’s motion to commit the city “to the long term goal of deriving 100 percent of its…
  • The Sun is Rising Again for EarthTechling

    Jason Ridge
    3 Apr 2015 | 6:30 am
    For more than five years EarthTechling has been one of the leading clean technology blogs. As you know we stopped publishing new content about a couple months ago.But today, I’m pleased to announce that after a long look and discussions with several interested parties, we’ve found a new team to drive EarthTechling forward.The goal was always to be a leader in information that inspired action, and we are happy to see the new owners taking pride in relevant and actionable information. This new team is well suited to continue these efforts while continuing to expand the reach and…
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  • Save 10% on Griffin’s New Apple Watch Charging Stand

    Dave LeClair
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:30 am
    Did you get caught up in the Apple Watch hype and preorder one immediately? You’re lucky, because there are a ton of people out there hoping to grace their wrist with Apple’s latest gadget, but alas, finding one is no small task. How’d you like to make your Apple Watch even cooler and more elegant? Well, that’s just what this Griffin WatchStand Apple Watch charging dock does. Best of all, you can save 10% off the price if you buy it from MakeUseOf Deals! If you want to take your watch game to next level without breaking the bank, snagging...Read the full article: Save…
  • Smart Kitchen Appliances You’ll Wonder How You Lived Without

    Dan Price
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    The smart home revolution has arrived. As the “Internet of Things” continues to expand and more advanced technology becomes available, the time is ripe for tech companies to start pouring their resources into making our lives simpler and more streamlined by making “intelligent” gadgets. No other part of the home is so perfectly set up for taking advantage of the advent of smart gadgets than the kitchen. Clever beds and intelligent televisions are all well and good, but it’s the kitchen where benefits can be brought to tech lovers and lazy people alike.
  • New Nintendo 3DS XL Review and Competition

    Dave LeClair
    28 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    Nintendo is a confusing company, at least it is when it comes to naming its devices. After the massive success of the Wii, Nintendo confused consumers with the release of the Wii U. After the DS blew the handheld market wide open, the followup was called the 3DS, because it added a 3D screen. That almost made sense, but the follow up to the 3DS features a name that makes walking into a local game store and asking for one a nightmare: the New 3DS. Picture this: you walk into GameStop, a store that sells both new and used video game hardware,...Read the full article: New Nintendo 3DS XL…
  • Windows Defender: 7 Things You Must Know About Microsoft’s Antivirus Solution

    Joel Lee
    28 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    While novel Windows 10 features are promising, including improved security and a complete revamp of Internet Explorer, those of us still on Windows 8 have our own security concerns to worry about. Is Microsoft’s built-in security good enough? For a long time, Windows didn’t come bundled with a useful native security suite as part of the operating system. Vista brought us Windows Defender in 2007, but that turned out to be a flop, falling short of third-party alternatives. Microsoft stepped up security with Windows 8 and changed all of that. Here’s what you need to know…
  • Apple Watch Suffers Planned Obsolescence, Acer Commits to PCs, & More… [Tech News Digest]

    Dave Parrack
    28 Apr 2015 | 4:30 am
    Apple enacts planned obsolescence, Acer loves PCs, Valve admits defeat, make video calls through Facebook Messenger, play as a girl in Minecraft, and the five stages of watching Marvel movies. Apple Watch Suffers Planned Obsolescence Anyone who has either already bought an Apple Watch, or is planning to do so in the future, should be aware that there’s a whiff of planned obsolescence surrounding the product. Planned obsolescence, for those not aware of the term, involves intentionally designing a product to become obsolete after a certain period of time. We know this because the results…
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    PC Pitstop TechTalk

  • PC Matic Parody

    The Pit Crew
    16 Apr 2015 | 12:34 pm
    They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Well, conservative political blog pokes fun at former Secretary of State and 2016 presidential candidate - Hillary Clinton's recent email issues -in this parody - viewed by over 94,000. Continue Reading →The post PC Matic Parody appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk.Related posts:How Secure is your Email? There are two distinct types of security holes that...PC Matic Continues Support for XP We have decided to continue support for Windows XP for...PC Matic Used to Recover Stolen Laptops The figures are staggering. Close to…
  • Why Whitelisting Works

    The Pit Crew
    15 Apr 2015 | 8:00 pm
    PC Pitstop CEO Rob Cheng was quoted extensively in this detailed look at whitelisting by Drew Robb & published at Continue Reading →The post Why Whitelisting Works appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk.Related posts:Can ransomware impact an external drive? Leo looks at the possibility that ransomware can infect...Ransomware 2.0 Comes to America The virus mafia has created a new version of...Why Anti-Malware Isn’t Foolproof Leo discusses the reasons why anti-malware tools don't always work....
  • Supporting Our Military & Their Pets

    The Pit Crew
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:57 pm
    We here at PC Pitstop are extremely proud to have learned that PC Matic is being used by Guardian Angels for Soldier's Pets. Continue Reading →The post Supporting Our Military & Their Pets appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk.Related posts:Techlicious: Beware Facebook Hoax Supporting Wounded Soldiers Internet security company, Sophos, is reporting that a popular...NSA Email, Search and File Transfer Snooping Exposed According to recent news reports, the National Security Agency has...PC Matic Goes to Work We recently heard from Kevin of Central Valley Medical –...
  • Ransomware Now Disguises Itself
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:06 pm
    A new strain of ransomware now disguises itself as 'quarantined' to help avoid detection. Continue Reading →The post Ransomware Now Disguises Itself appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk.Related posts:New Ransomware Delivered Via Dropbox A new strain of ransomware is using a one-click dropbox...New Ransomware Replicates Itself A new form of Ransomware is now capable to replicating...User Friendly Ransomware A new flavor of Ransomware leads with a 'friendly' offer....
  • Ad Injector Warning from Google

    15 Apr 2015 | 5:47 pm
    Search results are already confusing - malware only complicates the problem. Continue Reading →The post Ad Injector Warning from Google appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk.Related posts:11 Search Tips Even Google Experts Love 11 ways to quickly and easily search Google and find...Warning: Deceptive Google Ads It has come to our attention that other companies are...Eight Search Engines that Dig Deeper than Google Don't let Google's domination of the search world -...
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    Online Tech Tips

  • How to Hide Sheets, Cells, Columns, and Formulas in Excel

    Aseem Kishore
    16 Apr 2015 | 11:46 pm
    If you use Excel on a daily basis, then you’ve probably run into situations where you needed to hide something in your Excel worksheet. Maybe you have some extra data worksheets that are referenced, but don’t need to be viewed. Or maybe you have a few rows of data at the bottom of the worksheet that need to be hidden. There are a lot of different parts to an Excel spreadsheet and each part can be hidden in different ways. In this article, I’ll walk you through the different content that can be hidden in Excel and how to get view the hidden data at a later time. How to Hide…
  • Best Free Windows Registry Cleaner

    Aseem Kishore
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:32 am
    If you’re reading this article, you came here looking for a way to “clean out” your Windows registry. Maybe someone told you that cleaning out the registry will fix computer performance issues or application crashes or something else that sounds really good. Unfortunately, many of these claims are false and could actually cause your computer more harm. The Windows registry is basically a really big database with a bunch of keys and values that stores data about everything that makes Windows and the applications installed on it run. The registry starts off very large and can…
  • How to Set Away Message in Outlook

    Aseem Kishore
    15 Apr 2015 | 3:31 am
    Going out of the office soon and need to setup an Out of Office, Away or Vacation message in Outlook? You would think it would be super easy, but unfortunately it’s not! There are actually two ways of creating an automatic reply and it depends on whether Outlook is stand-alone or using Microsoft Exchange. If your are in a corporate environment and Outlook is connected to MS Exchange, then setting an out of office reply is actually very easy. Let’s go through that method first and then we’ll discuss how to do it if you are not using Exchange. Out of Office Message w Exchange In Office…
  • How to Change Default Picture Viewer in Windows

    Aseem Kishore
    2 Apr 2015 | 3:57 am
    By default, when I double-click on a picture in Windows, Windows Photo Viewer opens the image! That’s nice, but I would rather it open with a different photo viewing program, such as Photoshop, GIMP, etc. If this problem annoys you also, there is a simple way to change the default photo viewing program in Windows to the application of your choice! Actually, there are two ways to go about it. Also, you can configure it so that one image type opens with one application and another image type opens with a different program. So you could have JPG images open with Photoshop and GIF images open…
  • Change or Spoof a MAC Address in Windows or OS X

    Aseem Kishore
    1 Apr 2015 | 11:24 pm
    Every NIC (Network Interface Card) has a unique MAC address (Media Access Control). This applies to all types of network cards, including Ethernet cards and WiFi cards. The MAC Address is a six-byte number or 12-digit hexadecimal number that is used to uniquely identify a host on a network. An example of a MAC address is 1F-2E-3D-4C-5B-6A and it falls into the Layer 2 networking protocol of the OSI model. In today’s networks, ARP, or Address Resolution Protocol converts a MAC address to a Layer 3 protocol address, such as an IP address. A MAC address can also be called a Physical Address.
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  • Killer Ideas to Protect Your Business Computer Network

    Laura Jackson
    21 Apr 2015 | 6:23 pm
    When you’re operating a business, you’re going to have a lot of information to deal with. Almost any kind of work or documentation you send or receive will be done through the use of computers. The internet rules the world these days. So it’s difficult to imagine a business not making use of the internet enjoying any success. But the trouble is computers are fragile creatures. And because they basically support your entire business network you need to look after them. See, computers are prone to damage, malfunction and viruses. And these can have a debilitating effect on the business.
  • Easy Ways to Protect Your Computer

    Laura Jackson
    7 Apr 2015 | 4:18 pm
    If you own a computer, there’s a good bet you use it for important things. You might have it for work. Or you may just go on it socially. But there’s no doubt you’ll use it for important things, and there will be important information stored. Because of this you need to take care to make sure you protect your computer as often as you can. Whether you have a PC, a laptop or a Mac, you need to make sure they’re protected. You don’t want your sensitive information getting into the wrong hands. You also want to protect the computer from viruses and loss of information. The good news is…
  • Awesome Tech Tips For Small Business Owners

    Laura Jackson
    16 Mar 2015 | 8:04 pm
    If you own and run a small business, it’s vital that you utilize modern technology to your advantage. There is no getting away from the fact that it is possible to save a lot of time and money by using some of the most recent advancements in the tech world. Of course, which devices and concepts benefit you most will depend upon the nature of your business model. Considering that, we’ve done our best to highlight some of the things you might like to think about. We’re going to cover only those ideas that have a wide appeal in the hope of them being useful for your business. So, it’s…
  • 7 Must-Read Steps To Launching An App For Your Business

    Laura Jackson
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:38 pm
    These days, your business needs to be cross-platform if you want to make sure you are ahead of the game. Most companies tend to perform well online, but there are other ways to reach your demographic. Have you ever thought about creating bespoke software for your users? If you develop and launch an app, you could reach a whole new group of people. If you want to get loads of new customers remember what Apple says – there is an app for that. 1) Identify your customers’ needs You need to figure out what people want from an app before you do anything else. Your app needs to be…
  • Make Communication With Your Clients Easy: Quick Steps To Follow

    Laura Jackson
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:40 pm
    Customers expect a particular level of service from modern businesses. People want to know that you are there for them and that you are always just a phone call or message away when they need you. Making sure that your clients feel your presence is vital if you want them to value you as a company. If you fail in this area, you could lose custom and end up having long term issues. Follow these quick tips to ensure that you are doing all you can to make your customer communication fluid. Image via Flickr Develop smartphone and tablet apps If you run a technical business, you need to ensure that…
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  • Shanghai's Natural History Museum opens for business

    Adam Williams
    28 Apr 2015 | 3:18 am
    Global architecture firm Perkins + Will recently completed work on Shanghai's Natural History Museum and it's now open for business. With more than 10,000 artifacts from around the world stretched over 4.45 hectares (11 acres) of floorspace, it's a big and ambitious project that – while calling it sustainable would be a push – does boast a significant amount of green design. .. Continue Reading Shanghai's Natural History Museum opens for business Section: Architecture Tags: History, Museum, Shanghai, sustainable design Related Articles: Romania's digital museum merges sustainable…
  • Get The Satechi 4-Port USB Clamp Hub For Over 25% Off

    Nick Lavars
    28 Apr 2015 | 1:09 am
    A shortage of USB ports is always frustrating, worsened by the inaccessible ports on desktop PCs and Macs. An easy solution has arrived in the USB Clamp Hub, serving up four extra ports at the front of your monitor. Now at 28% off, your best opportunity for convenience is here... Continue Reading Get The Satechi 4-Port USB Clamp Hub For Over 25% Off Section: Computers Related Articles: Wheelblades mini wheelchair skis for snow and ice Joby introduces GoPro-friendly actioncam mounts Multimedia-ready laptop Brando's 16-port USB hub can share your stuff between two computers Joby's latest mini…
  • Twin-fuselage Carplane prototype makes public debut

    David Szondy
    28 Apr 2015 | 12:56 am
    We've been teased with the prospect of a flying car for years now, with many designs, like the Terrafugia Transition, having been under development for some time but yet to arrive in garages or hangars. The Braunschweig-based company, Carplane hopes to square the circle with a twin-fuselage roadable monoplane that made its first public appearance in prototype form at the recent AERO show in Friedrichshafen, Germany. .. Continue Reading Twin-fuselage Carplane prototype makes public debut Section: Aircraft Tags: Aircraft, Aviation, Cars, Flying Cars, Prototype Related Articles: 'Flying…
  • Lockheed Martin's drones widen the net for search and rescue missions

    Nick Lavars
    27 Apr 2015 | 11:07 pm
    Spreading eyeballs as widely as possible can make all the difference in the early stages of search and rescue operations. With the recent rise of drones, this has come to include getting eyes up into the sky to give some first responders an aerial perspective. The latest move to enhance search and rescue efforts comes from Lockheed Martin, which will team up with non-profit Project Lifesaver to help locate people with cognitive disorders that wander away from their home. .. Continue Reading Lockheed Martin's drones widen the net for search and rescue missions Section: Aircraft Tags: Drone,…
  • Facebook rolls out free video calls for its Messenger mobile app

    Nick Lavars
    27 Apr 2015 | 10:08 pm
    The world's largest social network has today added free video calls to its Messenger mobile app. The move pits Facebook against already established video chat services, such as Apple Facetime, Microsoft's Skype and Google Hangouts, affording users yet another way to get some remote face-to-face time with the tap of a button. .. Continue Reading Facebook rolls out free video calls for its Messenger mobile app Section: Telecommunications Tags: Facebook, Instant Messaging, Video Calling Related Articles: Alternatives to Facebook Messenger for desktop Standalone Hangouts app puts Google's chat…
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  • How Important Are the oDesk Skills Tests?

    John Morris
    22 Apr 2015 | 11:11 am
    Do the oDesk skills tests really matter when you consider the answers are available everywhere on the web? Thing is, the upside of getting high scores on these tests is very limited; however, the downside of NOT having them is enormous. Here’s what I mean: Do the Tests Matter? They matter in the sense that if they’re not there clients will wonder why. Imagine a client looking at 10 different freelancer profiles. Nine of them have a PHP test with a score in the top 1% and one of them doesn’t have it at all. That will stick out to them and could be enough for them to pass on…
  • What Are the Best Sources of Potential Freelance Jobs?

    John Morris
    21 Apr 2015 | 7:04 am
    What are the best places to find quality, high-paying freelance jobs? A lot of freelancers struggle with this and frankly make mistakes in their approach. But, making a simple switch in how you go about looking for freelance jobs you can open you up to a greater array of clients… So you can get as much freelance work as you want. Here’s how: Finding Freelance Jobs I find a lot of freelancers believe in an “all-in” approach to freelancing. They either go “all-in” with freelance sites or “all-in” with getting clients from their website. They go…
  • How to Eradicate Annoying Scope Creep

    John Morris
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:17 am
    How do you eliminate scope creep without coming across rude? I find a lot of web developers deal with this and are terrified to set boundaries with their clients. But, you can do it in a way that will actually make your clients like you MORE… not hate you forever. Here’s how: Tips for Eradicating Scope Creep I find a lot of web developers, especially newer ones, are terrified of setting boundaries with their clients because they believe no matter how they do it they’ll come across rude. Your client will get pissed, fire you and tell everyone they know what a jerk you are.
  • What Makes a Great Web Developer?

    John Morris
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:27 am
    What makes a web developer great? I think most people think about this the wrong way and get too focused on technical skills. Here’s my reasoning: What Most Web Developers Get Wrong The standard advice is that a great web developer is defined by how technically skilled he is. Ask most seasoned developers this question and you’ll get responses like: “Deep knowledge of HTML and CSS” “Excellent debugger” “Knows PHP like the back of his hand” And, so on. But, to me, those things aren’t what make a great web developer. Certainly, your technical…
  • How to Learn HTML, CSS and jQuery Fast

    John Morris
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:37 am
    What’s the fastest way to learn HTML, CSS and jQuery? This video gives you some simple instructions for self-learning, in general… AND a step-by-step resource list for learning HTML, CSS and jQuery specifically: Tips for Learning ANYTHING Faster First, a few tips for self-learning, in general, to speed up the process: 1. Build REAL Things If you just take courses or tutorials and don’t build anything with them, you’ll lose a lot of what you’re learning, you’ll have to go back and re-learn things and it’ll take you longer. When you build real…
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  • How to Effectively Create and Manage User Accounts in Windows

    Vamsi Krishna
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:25 pm
    Whenever you want to create or delete a user account, the most common way of doing it is by using the User Accounts panel in the Windows Control Panel. If you’ve ever used this process to create a new user account, then you will probably know that this option doesn’t give much control over how you create users, like user description, password settings, etc. Unknown to many, Windows has a deeply buried computer management setting which can be used to extend the control over user creation and management process. Here is how you can effectively create and manage user accounts in…
  • How to Capture Screenshots Without Drop Shadows on Your Mac

    Mahesh Makvana
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:25 pm
    Apple has made it really easy to capture screenshots on a Mac. You just need to press a key combination and your screen will be captured and saved on your desktop or at your preferred location. In order to make these screenshots look a bit different than those of Windows screenshots, these screenshots include the drop shadows when you capture a window screen on your Mac. For instance, if you hit “Command + Shift + 4″ followed by the spacebar and then capture a window, you should see that the captured screenshot has drop shadows that make it look a bit cool.However, some users may…
  • MTE Deals: Tego 3-in-1 MFi-Certified Cable

    Charnita Fance
    27 Apr 2015 | 10:25 am
    You know you have a lot of gadgets when you have cables laying around all over your home and/or office, or even worse, a box full of them to search through when it’s time to charge a device. We just can’t live without our gadgets or the cables that charge them. That’s why for today’s deals we have three charging cables you’re sure to love.Tego 3-in-1 MFi-Certified CableAre you tired of having to use three separate charging cables for three different devices? With the Tego 3-in-1 MFi-Certified Cable you no longer have to. It comes with USB to micro USB, Lightning,…
  • MTE Explains: Everything About Image Stabilization

    Miguel Leiva-Gomez
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:50 am
    Not very long ago, if you wanted to film something you had to have extremely steady hands. If you didn’t, your video would end up looking like the filming of the Blair Witch Project. Eventually, camcorder manufacturers started introducing mechanisms for correcting these subtle movements that ruined homemade films. But now we are using smartphones, and they, too, come with their own set of problems. Recently, some manufacturers like Sony, Apple, and Samsung have introduced image stabilizers into their rear-facing (and front-facing) cameras. How much do you know about this technology? If…
  • Think Notifications Are Being Delayed on Your Android Device? Here’s How to Fix It

    Mahesh Makvana
    26 Apr 2015 | 7:25 am
    Android has a great notification system that notifies you whenever there is a new message or an app alert. You can see these notifications when you pull down the notification bar from the top of your screen.However, for push notification (notifications that are sent from a remote server), there is often a delay (a couple of minutes) between the time the event happens (such as a new email) and the time you receive the notification. So who is the culprit here that is causing the delay? Well, in order to collect new notifications, your device has to connect to the Google servers and fetch new…
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  • How To Reset Samsung Galaxy S6

    shabnam sultan
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:00 pm
    At times your Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone might become frozen and unresponsive. You can fix the issue by performing a Soft Reset or Hard Reset on Galaxy S6. How To Reset Samsung Galaxy S6 To Fix Frozen Galaxy S6 Issues Soft Reset Galaxy S6 If your Galaxy S6 has become frozen and is unresponsive you can try to hold the Power button and the Volume button simultaneously for about 10 seconds to restart it. Also Check: How To Transfer Data To The Samsung Galaxy S6 How To Set Up Fingerprint Sensor on the Samsung Galaxy S6 Hard Reset Galaxy S6 This is a post from: Techiezlounge
  • How To Downgrade iOS 8.3 On iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

    shabnam sultan
    13 Apr 2015 | 9:45 pm
    Apple released iOS 8.3 for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch which brought new features along with bugs fixes and improvements. If you are facing issues after upgrading your device to iOS 8.3, you can downgrade iOS 8.3 iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch to iOS 8.2. How To Fix Touch ID Not Working After iOS 8.3 Update How To Downgrade iOS 8.3 On iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch 1. Take a backup of all data to iCloud or using iTunes so that you can you can go back, if things don’t turn out fine. 2. Download iOS 8.2 firmware file for your device. This is a post from: Techiezlounge
  • How To Fix Touch ID Not Working After iOS 8.3 Update

    shabnam sultan
    13 Apr 2015 | 2:24 am
    Apple released iOS 8.3 for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. However, many users are reporting that Touch ID is not working after iOS 8.3 update for App Store purchases. If you are also facing Touch ID not working after iOS 8.3 update, here is the fix. How To Fix Touch ID Not Working After iOS 8.3 Update 1. Launch “Settings” on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. 2. Now, you will have to Tap on “Touch ID & Passcode”. 3. Enter your “Passcode” or “Password”. 4. Toggle “iTunes & App Store” to Off. 5. Press “Home button” to…
  • How To Transfer Data To The Samsung Galaxy S6

    shabnam sultan
    13 Apr 2015 | 12:41 am
    Got hands on the latest Samsung Galaxy S6? Time to transfer the data from your old device to the Galaxy S6. The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge won’t work with work with Kies. Samsung has launched an app named as Samsung Smart Switch Mobile which will enable users to transfer the data from old device to their new Samsung Galaxy S6. Learn how to transfer data from old device to the Galaxy S6. How To Set Up Fingerprint Sensor on the Samsung Galaxy S6 How To Transfer Data from Old Device to the Galaxy S6 1. At first, head This is a post from: Techiezlounge
  • How To Set Up Fingerprint Sensor on the Samsung Galaxy S6

    shabnam sultan
    12 Apr 2015 | 11:04 pm
    The latest flagship by the Korean giant, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are now officially available. The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge comes with an awesome feature of Fingerprint Scanner. The Fingerprint Scanner will let you to lock or unlock the Samsung Galaxy S6 using your thumb. Read on, how to set up Fingerprint Sensor on the Samsung Galaxy S6. How To Set Up Fingerprint Sensor on the Galaxy S6 1. Head over to the “Lock screen and security” in the “Settings app” of Galaxy s6. 2. Tap on “Fingerprint” and then “+Add fingerprint”. 3.
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    Science + Technology – Articles – The Conversation

  • The future of food: growing more with the same land

    Daniel Rodriguez, Associate professor at The University of Queensland
    27 Apr 2015 | 6:47 pm
    Wheat ready for harvest in New South Wales. But how to increase production using the same areas of land? Flickr/Tim J Keegan, CC BY-SAThere are three main reasons why the productivity of existing farmland will need to dramatically increase in the next 40 years. The world’s population is unlikely to stabilise this century and is on course to reach up to 12 billion by 2100. That’s double the existing population and a lot of people to feed. The economic growth, urbanisation and rising affluence of developing and emerging economies are driving “nutrition transitions” towards more Western…
  • Bridging the digital divide means accommodating diversity

    Linda Leung, Associate Professor of Arts, Cultural and Digital Creative Industries at University of Technology, Sydney
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:47 pm
    Not everyone has access to the internet, even today. Georgie Sharp/Flickr, CC BY-NCIt would be easy to think that the notion of a “digital divide” is now outdated. Whose life isn’t digital in some respect these days? As shown in the recent Australian Communications & Media Authority (ACMA) report, Australians’ digital lives, 92% of Australians use the internet across a range of technological devices. This suggests only a small minority of Australians are not using the internet. Perhaps they can’t due to lack of availability or they don’t out of choice. But if we dig a little…
  • Recovery must improve Nepal after the deadly earthquake

    Gerard Fitzgerald, Professor, School of Public Health at Queensland University of Technology
    26 Apr 2015 | 9:25 pm
    Rescue workers looking for possible survivors in Kathmandu, Nepal, in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake. EPA/Carl Whetham/International Federation of the Red CrossThe 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday has awakened the world to the risks faced by the nation’s 26 million people. Those of us who have had the pleasure of visiting Nepal cannot help but be struck by its vulnerability. Nepal, while spectacularly beautiful, is breathtakingly poor. It is not hard to see at every turn how this spectacular country and its patient and tolerant people may be so susceptible to…
  • World's first genetically modified human embryo raises ethical concerns

    Hannah Brown, Post-doctoral Fellow; Reproductive Epigenetics at University of Adelaide
    26 Apr 2015 | 7:15 pm
    The genetic modification of humans make many people feel very uncomfortable. Tatiana Vdb/Manuel/Flickr, CC BYIt all started with a rumour. Then just six weeks ago, a warning rang out in the scientific journal Nature, expressing “grave concerns regarding the ethical and safety implications” of creating the world’s first genetically-modified human embryo. Then last week, a Chinese group from Sun Yat-sen University, reported that they had, in fact, done it: they had created the first genetically-modified human embryo. They reported that, in a world first, they had taken “human…
  • Inoculating against science denial

    John Cook, Climate Communication Research Fellow at The University of Queensland
    26 Apr 2015 | 12:29 pm
    Exposing people to weak forms of anti-science arguments can help them respond when they are hit by the real thing. NIAID/Flickr, CC BYScience denial has real, societal consequences. Denial of the link between HIV and AIDS led to more than 330,000 premature deaths in South Africa. Denial of the link between smoking and cancer has caused millions of premature deaths. Thanks to vaccination denial, preventable diseases are making a comeback. Denial is not something we can ignore or, well, deny. So what does scientific research say is the most effective response? Common wisdom says that…
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  • Tips to Protect your Kids on Smartphone [Infographic]

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    28 Apr 2015 | 5:07 am
    Nowadays, children are very much addicted to technology. Especially, you’ll find a number of kids over 3 years are accessing their parents’ or sisters’ phones. But are you aware of what your child is doing with your phone? Kids above 8 years are likely to access the social media sites, internet browsing, play games and […]
  • How to Find Fresh Ideas for New Blog Content?

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:46 am
    Blogging every day has become a habit of many people. Not matter what a person uses their blog for, everyone wants to get as many readers to each post as possible. One of the best ways to do that today is to keep the content on the blog fresh and new. Everyone uses different inspiration […]
  • Careers In Developing Sector Of Information Technology Services

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    22 Apr 2015 | 4:17 am
    Computers and the information technology touch almost each field of current lifestyle. IT can assist with different functions as driving vehicles and analyzing diseases. Information technology enables faultless incorporation and interaction between businesses somewhere in the globe. To sustain IT systems working, the big workforce is required to keep networks, make new application and make […]
  • How to use EaseUS Partition Master?

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    15 Apr 2015 | 11:14 am
    EaseUS Partition Master is one of the most widely used partition master software’s available for Windows PC. Easily create partition of your hard drive using EaseUS Partition Master. The tool helps you in easily extending your C drive to your desired partition space without losing any data. Easily migrate your Operating system from HDD to […]
  • Things you need to know before buying a smartphone online

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    10 Apr 2015 | 7:03 am
    Smartphones are ruling the current world and it has become a necessity to own a smartphone device for all your needs. But the increasing cost for high end featured phones is underrating the middle class public. This is why all the smartphone manufacturers have introduced the budget phones with all the good features and specifications […]
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  • Kaspersky launches new security solution for small businesses

    Ian Barker
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:23 am
    Security issues affect smaller businesses just as much as big ones, but they're often less equipped to deal with them due to limited resources. Today Kaspersky Lab is releasing the latest version of its Kaspersky Small Office Security, built specifically for businesses with fewer than 25 employees. It's aimed at providing world-class protection and easy use without the need for specialized IT skills. Even small businesses hold valuable data relating to customers, payments and intellectual property, but they often rely on basic protection measures like free anti-malware programs. Kaspersky…
  • Opera 29 gains tab sync across devices, customizable keyboard shortcuts

    Nick Peers
    28 Apr 2015 | 5:36 am
    Opera 29 FINAL has been released for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android, bringing major improvements for those who like to browse across a range of devices with the ability to sync tabs between mobile and desktop platforms. Version 29 also adds support for customizable keyboard shortcuts as well as a new indicator tool to help pinpoint which browser tab audio is being played from. The update also includes some useful minor tweaks too. Tab synchronization follows on from support for keeping bookmarks in sync between computer and mobile, which was unveiled in version 28. As before, users will…
  • ASUS introduces the 15-inch ZenBook Pro UX501 high-end ultrabook

    Mihaita Bamburic
    28 Apr 2015 | 4:48 am
    If you want a high-end 15-inch Windows laptop that is light and visually attractive you will most certainly not be spoilt for choice. PC makers are focusing on the smaller segments, which usually means a display size of around 13-inches. Sure, you can always grab a 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display and slap Windows on it, but that is not the same thing. Fortunately, ASUS continues to include a 15-inch high-end option in its ZenBook lineup, as it just introduced ZenBook Pro UX501. It packs all the right features a buyer in this segment is looking for: ultra-high resolution screen, fast…
  • Create, convert, encrypt, annotate, and watermark PDFs with PDF-Pro

    Mike Williams
    28 Apr 2015 | 4:45 am
    If you need to work with PDFs then you’ve probably built up a whole library of tools to help out: a viewer, a creator, maybe a conversion tool, something else to split or merge files, and the list goes on. EPapyrus PDF-Pro tries to replace all of these -- and a whole lot more -- with a single free (for personal use, $49 otherwise) package. You get a virtual printer driver, of course, giving you the ability to create PDFs from any printable document. There’s a tool for batch converting Office documents, text files and common images to PDF, while a Page Organizer splits one PDF into…
  • Mobile messaging study reveals the need for tailored solutions

    Ian Barker
    28 Apr 2015 | 4:25 am
    Mobile engagement specialist OpenMarket has released the results of a study, commissioned from IDC, into the business impact of mobile messaging. The study looks at how mobile messaging is being used across a number of key industries including automotive, education, financial services, healthcare and utilities. It shows that many companies have failed to adopt holistic mobile messaging with 62 percent having at least two messaging platforms deployed, and 78.5 percent with more than one active initiative. According to the research, the greatest benefits of mobile messaging are its ability to…
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  • Microsoft releases Surface 3 with full Windows OS; Pre-order starts at $499

    Louis Jacob
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:15 am
    Microsoft Surface RT didn’t make that splash in the market, to be frank it was rather flop. However, it hasn’t killed the tablet completely and the company has introduced a new Surface tablet that...This post was first found on Tech Prezz
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

    2 Mar 2015 | 9:55 am
    Pros Big Screen (5.1 inches) High-resolution screen (1440 x 2560 pixels) Extremely high pixel density display (577 ppi) High-resolution camera (16 MP) 8-core processor Lots of RAM ( 3 GB RAM) Small dimensions (5.59...This post was first found on Tech Prezz
  • Samsung Galaxy S6

    2 Mar 2015 | 9:31 am
    Pros Huge display (5.1 inches) High-resolution Screen (1440 x 2560 pixels) Extremely high pixel density screen (577 ppi) High-resolution camera (16 MP) 8-core processor Lots of RAM (3 GB) Small dimensions (5.65 x 2.78...This post was first found on Tech Prezz
  • Micromax to launch Bolt D321 Android Smartphone, listed on official Website

    Louis Jacob
    21 Feb 2015 | 4:48 am
    Micromax, India’s leading smartphone manufacturer has finally listed the new Android device Bolt D321 on its website. The smartphone yet to be announce is a dual-SIM device with entry-level specs under the hood. Micromax...This post was first found on Tech Prezz
  • Dell’s New XPS 13 Ultrabook released; Specs and Price

    David Robert
    6 Jan 2015 | 11:25 am
    Dell has taken the wrap off its new gadgets at CES 2015. Starting with thin and nearly bezel-less laptop looks a good start. XPS 13 is one of its flagships and this time comes...This post was first found on Tech Prezz
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  • Gionee launches Elife S7 in India at Rs. 24,999

    Himanshu Gupta
    5 Apr 2015 | 9:56 am
    Gionee launched their latest flagship smartphone in India, Elife S7. The device is just 5.5mm thick and runs on an Octa Core processor. Gionee Elife S7 comes with a U shape design of railway tracks. The front and black all glass which is Corning glass 3 to protect it from scratches. It has a 2700 […]
  • The Best Tablets in 2015

    Himanshu Gupta
    1 Mar 2015 | 2:18 am
    Tablets are the new, killer device of the generation. Where once people used to think that a computer pretty much required a keyboard and many of the features we commonly associate with laptops and PCs, the staggering success of tablets and smartphones has firmly silenced these initial quandaries. If you’re thinking of making the leap […]
  • Blippar launches India’s First Interactive Comic

    Himanshu Gupta
    28 Dec 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Blippar is a image recognition browser or application which lets you scan an image coded by blippar in order to bring the picture to life. It helps you to get additional information about the product on or of which the picture you are scanning and even helps you engage with interactive stuff related to that […]
  • Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Review

    Himanshu Gupta
    28 Dec 2014 | 11:44 am
    Like Android smartphones, tablets running on Android OS are becoming very common but we have seen little innovation in the latter. Lenovo Yoga 2 though is one of the latest products which comes to rescue when innovation in Android Tablets come into picture. So lets check out what’s new in this device. Look and Feel […]
  • Huawei Honor 6 Review

    Himanshu Gupta
    27 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    Huawei is a well known brand in the tech industry for its data cards and routers for years. And with its range of powerful and quality smartphones it is trying capture another very important market in India. Huawei Honor 6 is one such smartphone which is claimed to give best value for money for Rs. […]
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  • Try YouTube’s New Transparent Player Before it Arrives

    13 Apr 2015 | 9:03 am
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.Google has been working on a new slick player for its YouTube Videos. The upgrade looks amazing due its transparent; almost glassy effect.Though the new player has not brought any stunning new features (yet) but it does have something simple to offer. The player auto hides itself when the video start playing and only reappears when you hover over the video.This gives a feeling that there’s more space for the video, and has a clean look.Although the Player hasn’t arrived officially for everyone, there is a nifty little trick…
  • How to Activate WhatsApp Calling without Invites

    31 Mar 2015 | 7:06 am
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.Whatsapp callingWhatsApp Calling has now rolled out to everyone. That means no more waiting to get an invite from someone or tweaking your rooted device to enable it unofficially.As of today, WhatsApp calling has been enabled by default on the updated WhatsApp version 2.12.19.To enable WhatsApp calling, all you have to do is install the updated APK over your already installed WhatsApp version or let it update from Play Store.I had tried the feature when it was still invite only and saw that the call quality was average and not up to the…
  • Get All the Chromecast Offers Outside US Including $6 Credits

    7 Feb 2015 | 12:23 am
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.Google gives out sweet deals to Chromecast users frequently. Most Chromecast users have already made back their investment on the device in form of deals and rebates.Every country’s user has some or the other deal available to them. But sadly the sweetest deals are available to only select countries. USA, UK and Germany are a few that get these types of offers.The deals are usually in the form of Google Play Store Credits, Subscription to Google Music service or other third party collaborations.Again in countries like India, you only…
  • How to Redeem and Use Google Play Store Credits Outside US

    6 Feb 2015 | 8:16 pm
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.Google Play Store has an option to redeem coupon codes for Play Store credits. These coupons are given out as a part of many Promotions that Google launches from time to time.But majority of its users are unable to take advantage of these credits because their country doesn’t support Google Wallet based payment or redemption of Promo Codes.The main reason being the Promo codes usually add the credits in $s but the country’s currency might be something else. Like Rupees in India.Then you get an error like “This code cannot…
  • ‘Facebook Lite’ Android App Launched, Size: 252KB (APK)

    26 Jan 2015 | 12:41 pm
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.Many of us have uninstalled the bulky Facebook Android app just because of its huge app data size. The enormous app used to run in the background hogging data and memory, slowing down other apps.Then Facebook released yet another app – The Facebook Messenger. Which it forced on us by denying access to Facebook messages unless Messenger was installed.But finally they did do something incredible. (well sort of)Facebook has launched a Lite version of their popular Facebook Android App. The Lite app weighs just 252KB while the main App…
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    Do More With Software

  • Annoucing the New PlayPad MultiMedia Player for Windows

    Trevor Nelson
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:06 pm
    NCH Software has been a leader in audio and video software for over 20 years. Today, we are happy to say that due to high demand from our customer we are releasing our first ever video and audio player, PlayPad Media Player. Now, our customers will be able to play any file they create from our award winning video and audio editors, WavePad and VideoPad, with this new audio/video player for a professional-quality experience.The new PlayPad Multimedia Player is totally free. This straightforward, yet powerful, media player allows anyone to easily upload and play most music or movie files in…
  • New Release: Express Invoice Invoicing Software for iOS

    NCH Software
    27 Apr 2015 | 8:56 am
    Download Express Invoice 4.36 now at Also available for Mac OS X, Android and Windows at the same page
  • New Release: PlayPad Media Player for Windows

    NCH Software
    27 Apr 2015 | 8:18 am
    Download PlayPad 2.00 now at
  • New Release: Voxal Voice Changer for Windows

    NCH Software
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:54 am
    Download Voxal 1.22 now at Also available for Mac OS X at the same page
  • Just Released: Pixillion Image Converter for Windows

    NCH Software
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:46 am
    Download Pixillion 2.93 now at Also available for Mac OS X at the same page
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  • Mophie Space Pack for iPad mini: Mo’ Juice, Mo’ Storage

    26 Apr 2015 | 6:25 pm
    Apple advertises the iPad mini delivers 10 hours of useable battery and that’s no lie. What do you do, however, if you need more than a full day’s worth battery and/or more capacity? Mophie, the iPhone Juice Pack people, now have an answer — the Mophie Space Pack.Mophie began shipping the Mophie Space Pack for iPad mini. Conceptually, the Space Pack is very much like Mophie’s signature Juice Pack — a battery pack that doubles as an iPhone case — with the additional of storage in 32, 64 and 128 gigabyte increments. • 8,000mAh battery with pass through charging…
  • Quokky iPhone App Review

    Aron Kramer
    26 Apr 2015 | 12:35 pm
    QuokkyQuokkyProductivityFreeDownloadIntroductionHello Tapscape readers! Today I’m back with another great app review for you, namely Quokky, which allows you to store all your life’s data in a tight, cohesive place. So without further ado, let’s dive into the review!Using QuokkyQuokky is a data storage app where you can keep track of all important things in life. Now, of course there are a lot of these apps out there but Quokky likes to do things just a tad different. Quokky, for example, let’s you store everything from receipts, contracts made through business deals,…
  • 2015 iPod touch Coming This Fall, Says Source

    24 Apr 2015 | 9:29 pm
    The iPod is dead! Long live the iPod touch! While no one doubts that the iPod phenomenon has nearly run its course, Apple looks set to refresh the best-selling product in that category. Although details are sparse, an unnamed source is saying 2015 iPod touch will be very different than the 2012 (fifth generation) model Apple’s selling today.AppleInsider’s Neil Hughes, quoting a “source familiar with Apple future product plans,” writes that the iPod touch specifically will get a refresh this Fall. If past is prologue (ie iPod Classic), the iPod shuffle and iPod nano…
  • Apple Watch: Everything You Need to Know

    24 Apr 2015 | 6:15 am
    The world has gone mad (ie today is the Apple Watch launch) and there is nowhere for you hide! Not even people living under a rock can escape Apple’s hype machine. Confused? You are not alone, but have answers to most if not all of your Apple Watch questions, queries and conundrums.First of all, Apple wants you to know that today is the Apple Watch Launch Day and the Cupertino company has released a trio of 30 second ads to make it official.That’s US, and you can find the other two ads — Up and Rise — by clicking through.Apple Watch: Apple Pay Guide ToursIn addition to the…
  • Google Project Fi Aims High, Shoots Low

    22 Apr 2015 | 3:39 pm
    Is Google’s Project Fi a game changer? Given that searchzilla compares it to their Nexus device program, which has failed for years to succeed commercially let alone change the world, one perhaps shouldn’t hope too much.Moreover, how revolutionary is any wireless carrier that charges $10 per gigabyte? Seriously, that’s what Verizon and AT&T charge, though that premium price only delivers the T-Mobile and Sprint networks.Yes, Project Fi has launched, but the early hype has already dissolved into disappointment and not a little derision. Here are the details: • $20 for…
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  • Top Reasons Why Print Marketing is Still Relevant in the Digital Era

    Chethan Thimmappa
    14 Apr 2015 | 7:56 am
    Even if living in a digital era has lead us to communicate via text or email and to advertise via mobile devices or the web, print marketing is more important than ever. Marketers have realized that branded print material should be an integral part of any marketing mix. Therefore, in order to be successful, businesses shouldn’t fail to include valuable print marketing tools such as flyers (which you can order at very affordable prices online, like you can do here), brochures, catalogs, newsletters and business cards in their offline marketing channels. Business should rely on an offline…
  • Screenshots of Windows Phone 10 – How different from 8.1?

    Chethan Thimmappa
    8 Feb 2015 | 11:30 pm
    Microsoft’s insider program has given access to early build of Windows 10 for phones for few registered insiders. Since then, it is raining screenshots  of Windows 10 (for phones) from different Windows communities across the web. Seems like this is turning out to be the next wave. We have tried to put everything  at one place comparing one on one with the current Windows Phone 8.1. Leaked Screenshots of Windows Phone 10 Start screen As you can see in the Windows  Phone 10 start screen, the background wallpaper/image which is set occupies the full estate of the phone screen not…
  • Significant Tips To Create Awesome UX Designs

    Victoria Brinsley
    19 Jan 2015 | 3:21 am
    The significance of a ravishing UX is absolutely amazing; thus, the apps or sites boasting a high end UX design are often a more sustainable product. And, this is for sure that a wonderful UI design greatly contributes to a remarkable UX while enhancing the credibility of a product. However, there are many individuals who are still not clear with the connotation of the term UX design and its excellence. The UX design concept is not that clunky as it may seems to be. It basically embraces the user experience while considering all the imperative factors like when, why, where and how the…
  • XOLO One gets Android 5.0 Lollipop Update

    Chethan Thimmappa
    15 Jan 2015 | 10:57 pm
    XOLO, the premium smart devices brand, has rolled out Android 5.0 Lollipop update on the XOLO One devices. XOLO had promised the Lollipop update when XOLO One was launched in October 2014, and the team has delivered on the promise of providing the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop way ahead of other players. A superior smartphone experience is more than just the hardware specifications. For an uncompromising user experience, the software must continually evolve to best serve users’ changing needs. XOLO has always been proactive with consistent software updates and having a dedicated engineering…
  • Turn-up the music passion with XOLO Q700 Club

    Chethan Thimmappa
    1 Jan 2015 | 10:50 pm
    XOLO, the premium smart devices brand, today announced the launch of Q700 Club for an exhilarating music experience. This new addition to the Club series is targeted at youth who like to hear it loud. For a thrilling music experience, XOLO Q700 Club is packed with Dual front speakers supported by DTS. To add to the joy of music enthusiasts, Q700 Club comes with a pre-embedded Hungama App that offers unlimited Music and video downloads for 3 months, absolutely free. With IP55 protection, XOLO Q700 Club offers protection from dust particles and water splash. Device allows user to enjoy their…
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  • Homewerks’ New Bath Fan is also a Bluetooth Speakers and LED Light

    mike chua
    28 Apr 2015 | 3:26 am
    You can’t really tell from the lone product image above, but that thing there is actually a bathroom ventilation fan with Bluetooth speakers and is the newest addition to Homewerks bath fan. In fact, it is the second generation to the first that was introduced back in 2013. The new model sports a sleeker aesthetic which hides a mold-resistant ventilation fan that generates 90 CFM of air current, Bluetooth stereo speakers and an energy efficient 12W LED light. Basically, it is the one electrical installation that will have your ventilation, audio and lighting needs covered. While we need air…
  • Here’s a Portable Washing Machine That Operates Without Electricity

    mike chua
    28 Apr 2015 | 1:51 am
    If having clean attire is what matters even when you are out camping, then we think you may like the idea of Yirego Drumi Off Grid Washer, a super compact portable washing machine that’s essentially human-powered. Standing at 22 inches tall, Drumi looks more like a space-age rice cooker or steamer than a washing machine and is designed to hold up to 5L of water, which should comfortably wash 6 or 7 pieces of clothing. The real draw here is of course, it operates without any form of electricity. It can wash as long as you have water, detergent and have the energy to pump the textured pedal…
  • One Very Lucky Iron Man Super Fan’s Kid Gets a Hulkbuster High Chair

    mike chua
    27 Apr 2015 | 8:59 pm
    Another episode, another lucky super fan gets a one-of-the-kind custom built item that befits their super fan status. We are talking about Break’s Super-fan Built series, where previously we have seen awesomeness like the Batman Tumblr stroller and Lord of the Rings cat litter box conceived and constructed by the very talented prop maker Tim Baker. This week’s one is however even more impressive, simply because it is opening week of the year’s most anticipated film, Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. So what did Tim and team built this time? Well, lets just put it this way: this…
  • Otium SoftRack Lets You Put a Roof Rack on Any Car Whenever You Desire

    mike chua
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Roof racks. They are such a useful accessory that most of us would ignore the fact that it could be an eyesore when not in use. Well, I guess that’s the way it is. If you need it, you have to live with the roofline-breaking consequence. But a Minnesota-based startup, Otium Outdoors, who set out to create a roof rack that’s affordable, turns out inventing one that also lets you say goodbye to unsightly roof rack when you don’t need them. A roof rack is a somewhat pricey investment that’s kind of semi-permanent, but Otium Outdoors’ solution, called Otium SoftRack, is not. It is…
  • The WAVE: Another Sleek Charging Stand for Apple Watch Hits the Market

    mike chua
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:55 am
    Apple Watch is a pricey piece of equipment and so we are kind of stumped that it does not come with a dock or something of sort to, you know, prop it up in all its glory. In any case, spreading the watch out on the desk over the magnetic charger ain’t exactly the most elegant of ways to treat a 349+ dollars gadget, is it? But as always, you can trust that third party accessories makers will be quick to move in to fill the void and so they did (which we have seen quite a few, actually), and the latest to join the growing number of Apple Watch stand is The WAVE Apple Watch Charging Stand by…
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    Falling Glitter- Formerly That Tech Chick

  • My IVF Cycle- Nerves, Headaches, and Exhaustion

    Jessica Benton
    28 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Last week I told you about getting qualified for the Ivy Study, that provided a discounted IVF cycle at the Houston Fertility Specialists Clinic. My doctor was Dr. Dunn. He was great but I mostly met with the study nurse. I called her Mrs. Jackie.  At this clinic they charged $2500  plus about $500 for medication to participate in an IVF cycle in the Ivy study. If the first cycle did not work, you could participate a second or even third time, each for an additional $2500. This was a whole lot cheaper than paying out of pocket for a traditional round of IVF that could cost around $10,000…
  • Something Different- Mani Monday + Linky #manimonday

    Jessica Benton
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Some days I find it hard to fit in a new nail art design. Other days I can’t stay away from the desk. No matter how much I love a mani I do, I get and idea in my head that I can’t shake and I have to create another one. Case in point, Saturday. I created 5 different nail art designs. But during the week, I couldn’t get myself to sit down at that nail art desk. I share one a day on my Instagram account. And once a week, I share one here with my readers. Don’t forget that at the end of this post, I have a linky for you to share your #manimonday. So for my favorite this…
  • Pink Samsung S6 Cases

    Jessica Benton
    25 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    The new Samsung Galaxy S6 launched recently and I hear people talking about it all over the Internet and around town. I haven’t purchased one since I LOVE my Galaxy Note 4 have you? I know how much everyone loved my post about pink iPad Air cases in the past and thought I would do the same thing for pink Samsung Galaxy S6 cases. My favorite case brand is Otterbox for obvious reasons. There is no question that it is one of the best cases to keep your phone safe. But there are several other brands that have very cute cases for us girly girls. Case-Mate Tough Air Case for Samsung Galaxy S6…
  • Have You Used Hairfintiy + Twitter Party

    Jessica Benton
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Disclosure: I am a Niche Parent Network & Conference Influencer. Thanks to Hairfinity for sponsoring today’s post. Anyone who knows me well enough has heard me complain about my hair. I’m not sure what your typical bi-racial hair type is but I am sure I don’t have it. I don’t have issues growing my hair to a desired long length, but growing healthy hair is a whole different story for me. Without applying some sort of heat to my hair, I end up with a puffy frizzy mess. NOT CUTE! But I love my hair when I find a heatless style that is easy, and works perfect with my…
  • Finding & Participating in the Ivy IVF Study

    Jessica Benton
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    I kept all of these thoughts, feelings and stories about our IVF journey bottled up inside of me, knowing when the time was right I would write about them on my blog. Last week I told you how and why Tommie and I made the decision to have an addition to our family and pursue fertility treatments. This week I wanted to share with everyone why IVF was the choice and qualifying in the Ivy study (the study is no longer taking patients). After my initial appointment with the fertility doctor and preliminary tests at the Houston Fertility Institute, the doctor met with me to go over goals. I told…
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    Android Geeks » Android News

  • LG G4 Retail Box Leaks Ahead of Today’s Launch

    Liviu Anca
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:40 am
    Early March, Samsung and HTC officially unveiled their flagship smartphones for 2015, the Galaxy S6 and the One M9, respectively. Earlier this month, we have witnessed the debut of the Sony Xperia Z4 and today another highly-anticipated smartphone is expected to see the light of day, the LG G4. The South Korean phone maker will announce […]
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Camera Has The ‘Edge’ Over Rivals, Says DxOMark

    Babu Mohan
    28 Apr 2015 | 12:22 am
    DxOMark has finally published its Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge review, and unsurprisingly the latest Samsung flagship takes the top spot in the DxOMark mobile camera rating chart. What is surprising is the Galaxy S6 Edge managed to score significantly higher than many of the leading smartphones in both photo and video performance. With an overall […]
  • Samsung Begins Android 5.0 Lollipop Update Rollout For Galaxy Alpha SM-G850

    Babu Mohan
    27 Apr 2015 | 11:13 pm
    Good news for all you Samsung Galaxy Alpha owners out there. Samsung has officially started the Android 5.0 Lollipop update rollout for the handset. As of now, the update is out only in Samsung’s home market of South Korea. All the three major South Korean carriers are seeding the update currently to the Galaxy Alpha. […]
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop Update for Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy S4, and Galaxy Note 3: Availability Info

    Liviu Anca
    27 Apr 2015 | 10:06 am
    As of December 2014, the South Korean phone maker is on a streak of rolling out the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy S4, and Galaxy Note 3. Of course, the new update is being made available for download in phases, so the ETA could vary depending on your smartphone model […]
  • Android 5.0.1 Lollipop Update for Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Now Live at T-Mobile

    Liviu Anca
    27 Apr 2015 | 9:24 am
    We were telling you late last week, that T-Mobile is planning to release the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for their Galaxy Note 4 variant. Now, the T-Mobile customers who own a Galaxy Note 4 are reporting that the new firmware is available for download over-the-air. As you may know already, the new Galaxy Note 4 Android 5.0.1 firmware is a […]
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    QualityPoint Blogs

  • Cap Gemini acquires Igate for $4.04bn

    27 Apr 2015 | 6:45 am
    French IT services firm Capgemini has announced the acquisition of technology and services company iGATE Corp.   “The combined group strengthens Capgemini’s position as a leading company in IT services, outsourcing and consulting, with an estimated combined revenue of $ 12.5 billion, combined operating margin above 10% and around 190,000 people serving clients worldwide,” the company said in its press release. North America is IGATE’s largest market representing 79% of revenues in 2014 followed by Europe (14%) and Asia-Pacific (7%). IGATE strengthens Capgemini’s key…
  • This New technology “Bodyprint” turns your smartphone’s touchscreen display into a biometric scanner

    25 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    A team of researchers from Yahoo Labs have created a new technology called ‘Bodyprint’ that turns your smartphone’s touchscreen display into a biometric scanner. Recent mobile phones integrate fingerprint scanners to authenticate users biometrically and replace passwords, making authentication more convenient for users. However, due to their cost, capacitive fingerprint scanners have been limited to top-of-the-line phones, a result of the required resolution and quality of the sensor. Mobile touchscreens as image sensors Bodyprint, the biometric authentication system detects…
  • 3D display without the need for 3D glasses

    23 Apr 2015 | 11:51 pm
    Researchers at Swinburne University of Technology have shown the capacity of a technique using graphene oxide and complex laser physics to create a pop-up floating display without the need for 3D glasses. Three dimensional holographic images and floating displays outside a screen have long been a favourite of science fiction movies such as the rescue message carried by R2-D2 in Star Wars. The success of James Cameron’s 3D movie Avatar caused a tremendous worldwide interest in flexible, high-definition and floating display devices. In fact, the dream of optically displaying a 3D object has…
  • MIT researchers Magnifying Vibrations in bridges and buildings

    23 Apr 2015 | 2:40 am
    To the naked eye, buildings and bridges appear fixed in place, unmoved by forces like wind and rain. But in fact, these large structures do experience imperceptibly small vibrations that, depending on their frequency, may indicate instability or structural damage. MIT researchers have developed a technique to “see” the vibrations invisible to the naked eye, combining high-speed video with computer vision techniques called motion magnification. “This technique provides a faster, cheaper, and noninvasive alternative to existing monitoring techniques. This could be a noncontact sensor…
  • Earth Day celebrations around the world

    22 Apr 2015 | 2:29 am
    Earth Day is an annual event to honor the earth, celebrated on April 22 in more than 192 countries each year. Many societies also observe Earth Week or Earth Month, throughout the month of April. The first Earth Day was celebrated  in 1970.The Santa Barbara oil spill occurred in January and February 1969 in the Santa Barbara Channel, near the city of Santa Barbara in Southern California. Nelson, after seeing the damage done by massive oil, was inspired to organize a national “teach-in” that focused on educating the public about the environment. Earth Day 1970 capitalized on the…
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  • Intel Vt-x o Amd-v non attivo. Cosa fare.

    28 Apr 2015 | 2:59 am
    Cosa c’è di peggio quando vogliamo avviare un Virtual Machine, preparato all’uso? Un messaggio che ci dice chiaramente che l’Intel VT-x o l’AMD-V non è attivo o non è disponibile nel PC. Per spiegarlo in breve, l’Intel VT-x e l’AMD-V sono funzioni integrate nel nostro computer per permetterci l’emulazione di altre macchine virtuali, condividendo la potenza delle CPU ed altre caratteristiche. Quando è disattivato, l’avvio di macchine virtuali non è possibile. In Hyper-V riceviamo un messaggio invece che ci dice che l’Hardware semplicemente non è compatibile. In altri è…
  • Come aprire Backup Windows 7 in Windows 8

    27 Apr 2015 | 2:58 am
    Una volta la Microsoft ha reso possibile l’automatizzazione del recupero dei Backup di Windows 7, portandoli quindi a Windows 8. Ma al giorno d’oggi semplicemente non è più possibile, soprattutto se avete Windows 8.1. Una delle soluzioni è naturalmente utilizzare un altro software per il backup oppure utilizzare un secondo PC munito di Windows 7 che, estraendo il Backup, può permetterci di mettere i nostri dati su un HD esterno e quindi trasportare il tutto su Windows 8. Ma se nemmeno questa è un opzione, cosa possiamo fare? La faccenda può essere più facile del previsto. Anche se…
  • Come pulire alla perfezione un dispositivo per la vendita

    26 Apr 2015 | 2:48 am
    Quando vendiamo o diamo via qualcosa di nostro come una penna usb, uno smartphone o un PC, c’è sempre bisogno di sapere come ripulire a dovere e rimuovere i nostri dati dall’interno del dispositivo. Al giorno d’oggi purtroppo molti dati personali possono essere estratti, compresi quelli sensibili e collegati ai nostri conti in banca o simili se gestiamo conti online. Ma andiamo man mano ad illustrare dispositivi e metodi di pulizia. Penne USB e memorie esterne…le penne USB non hanno alcuna funzione TRIM, che garantisce un certo grado di protezione dal recupero dati. L’eliminazione…
  • Hello, adesso Facebook consente anche di identificare tutte le chiamate in arrivo

    Gio Tuzzi
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:47 am
    Nel momento in cui il colosso di Mountain View fa il suo esordio anche operatore mobile virtuale, ecco che Facebook vuole dare un bel segnale anche nella telefonia, seppure per altre vie. Adesso Facebook ha tolto i veli ad Hello: si tratta di un progetto che, per certi versi, si può considerare anche italiano, dal momento che la figura del product manager è rappresentata dal “nostro” Andrea Vaccari. Hello è una nuova applicazione messa a disposizione per dispositivi android che consentirà di ottenere informazioni su chi sta chiamando, anche se il numero non si trova all’interno…
  • Quando cambiare la multipresa

    25 Apr 2015 | 2:51 am
    Sono la prima difesa contro ogni tipo di sbalzo che può danneggiare i nostri PC, Smartphone o Router di ogni classe. Sono le multiprese protette, ma come tutti i componenti che possiamo utilizzare, questi possono con il tempo consumarsi e cominciare a funzionare sempre meno. Come alcuni di voi sapranno, utilizzare una multipresa protetta garantisce che ogni tipo di sbalzo elettrico viene assorbito da un particolare circuito (e fusibile) che smorza l’elettricità in eccesso e fa in modo che non danneggi i componenti elettronici connessi. Questi componenti però hanno un limite, un debolezza…
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  • 5 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Implementing CRM into Your Small Business

    27 Apr 2015 | 3:23 pm
    Guest blog post by Didi Zheleva of InTouch CRM. Implementing a customer relationship management (CRM) system is no proverbial walk in the park. While adopting CRM is incredibly beneficial for any business, if approached incorrectly it won’t be as effective and you’ll soon lose interest in keeping the system up to date.. Many studies have shown than anywhere from 20% to nearly two-thirds of all CRM software efforts have either failed to live up to expectations or failed altogether. So if you want to be part of the successful majority who implement CRM into their businesses and cash in…
  • Tips & Tricks: How to Use Our Newsletter/Update Feature

    23 Apr 2015 | 1:48 pm
    With e-junkie, you have options for using and building your mailing list. We integrate with third-parties like MailChimp and Aweber (find out how to do that here) AND we have our own mailing feature. If you are using e-junkie with PayPal Standard, then buyers are automatically added to your mailing list. Otherwise buyers have to opt-in during checkout. Once your list is built in e-junkie, you  just click on the Send Updates/Newsletter option on our Seller Admin page and you will get a page that looks like this...Read more »
  • How to Avoid the 5 Most Common Web Design Mistakes

    20 Apr 2015 | 4:45 pm
    Guest blog post by the folks at 3magine Web Design.Your website is one of the most important features of your business. Whether you are using it to collect leads, build awareness of your brand or sell your products, you need a solid website. Unfortunately, small businesses have limited resources and that can mean their website design suffers. Here are 5 of the most common website design mistakes and how to avoid them... Read more »
  • Tips & Tricks: Integrating with Third-Party Mailing Systems

    16 Apr 2015 | 5:08 pm
    When you are selling online, building an email list is a necessity. When you have one, you can send your buyers an e-blast to notify them of upcoming sales, news about your products, etc. You can use these emails to entice them to buy something and follow you on other channels, and you can empower them to become your brand ambassadors. The third-party integration feature that we outline below will allow you to take in buyers' data (with their permission) and add it to a mailing system. The most common ones that E-junkie integrates with are Aweber, who we are pre-integrated with, and…
  • Tips & Tricks: The E-Junkie PDF Stamping Feature

    16 Apr 2015 | 2:07 pm
    When you sell a product online you want to give it as much protection from pirating as possible.With e-junkie, if what you are selling is a PDF (usually an eBook), you can use our Stamping feature to add a watermark to the upper left of each page of your document. The watermark will include the buyer’s name and email address.Before going over how to set this up in e-junkie, I want to say that there is no 100% fool-proof way to keep people from sharing files. If people want to share a file, they will be able to do so. No system can keep this from happening. But you can deter people from…
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  • 12 Pack Bundles

    23 Apr 2015 | 8:57 am
    Looking for 12 pack bundles of two way radios? You can find a list of all of our 12 pack bundles on our website here: 12 Pack Bundles If you still don’t see what you’re looking for, contact us and we’ll make a bundle just for you! You can reach us at 888-560-0758 or through email at 12 Pack Bundles are the perfect way to supply your entire team with greater communication and the confidence that safety and security are just a push of a button a way in all situations. 12 Pack Bundles work together right out of the box, making the process of figuring out the right…
  • 10 Pack Bundles

    23 Apr 2015 | 8:57 am
    Looking for 10 pack bundles of two way radios? You can find a list of all of our 10 pack bundles on our website here: 10 Pack Bundles If you still don’t see what you’re looking for, contact us and we’ll make a bundle just for you! You can reach us at 888-560-0758 or through email at 10 Pack Bundles work together right out of the box, making improved communication and business efficiency and safety as easy as possible for you! 10 Pack Bundles give you enough radios for your team and will make sure that your messages get through to the right people. Each radio comes…
  • 8 Pack Bundles

    23 Apr 2015 | 8:56 am
    Looking for 8 pack bundles of two way radios? You can find a list of all of our 8 pack bundles on our website here: 8 Pack Bundles If you still don’t see what you’re looking for, contact us and we’ll make a bundle just for you! You can reach us at 888-560-0758 or through email at The 8 Pack Bundles gives your team the perfect amount of radios to enhance security and safety at the workplace and bring communication and efficiency to new levels. Walkie talkie 8 Pack Bundles are ready to work right out of the box and new radios can be added in seamlessly. Each radio…
  • 6 Pack Bundles

    23 Apr 2015 | 8:55 am
    Looking for 6 pack bundles of two way radios? You can find a list of all of our 6 pack bundles on our website here: 6 Pack Bundles If you still don’t see what you’re looking for, contact us and we’ll make a bundle just for you! You can reach us at 888-560-0758 or through email at 6 Pack Bundles are the most popular bundle size for businesses! The 6 Pack Bundles are an affordable and easy way to equip your team with walkie talkie radios to improve communication and enhance safety in your workplace. They communicate together right out of the box and more units can…
  • 5 Pack Bundles

    23 Apr 2015 | 8:54 am
    Looking for 5 pack bundles of two way radios? You can find a list of all of our 5 pack bundles on our website here: 5 Pack Bundles If you still don’t see what you’re looking for, contact us and we’ll make a bundle just for you! You can reach us at 888-560-0758 or through email at 5 Pack Bundles are an easy and affordable way to improve the efficiency of your employees and improve emergency response times. They communicate together right out of the box and more units can be added into your fleet later on a need by need basis, making it easy to get started. Each…
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  • Ultimate Guide To Finding A Specialist Web Designer

    14 Apr 2015 | 5:32 pm
    Web designers come in all different shapes and sizes. Some are experienced; some aren’t. Some cost a small fortune; others are more affordable. It’s a wide selection of choice, and it can be overwhelming for some. This can lead to problems when choosing somebody to design your website. The obvious answer is to hire a […] The post Ultimate Guide To Finding A Specialist Web Designer appeared first on Skyje.
  • New trends affecting online design industry

    13 Apr 2015 | 8:18 am
    Every day, technology storms are rising ahead at a faster rate. For creative designers and animators keeping up with all technological advancements is an arduous and complicated task. This is why; designers today look for vigilant innovations that could make an impact. If we talk about web design industry, you will realize that what worked […] The post New trends affecting online design industry appeared first on Skyje.
  • Secret Revealed to be a Successful Headshot Photographer

    11 Apr 2015 | 10:15 am
    Headshot Photography  does not only mean how a photographer using their camera, gear and the gizmos;  it’s a perfect framing for capturing one person  complete expression for a specific purpose. Sometimes your client needs this for their personal activity or sometimes for professional purpose, that’s why you should keep in mind to find out their […] The post Secret Revealed to be a Successful Headshot Photographer appeared first on Skyje.
  • Top 10 Reasons to Stick to Wix – Best Online Store Builder

    7 Apr 2015 | 8:36 am
    Are you still debating whether you have invested your time and money in the right eCommerce website building platform? You may have spent days comparing the must have features of an eCommerce solution, but yet to take a final call. Let’s make your job easier now. If your online store is already powered by Wix, […] The post Top 10 Reasons to Stick to Wix – Best Online Store Builder appeared first on Skyje.
  • In-App Advertising: Best Way to Monetize Your Android App

    1 Apr 2015 | 4:25 pm
    Mobile advertising is a nightmare for most of the advertisers due to lower revenue and the CTRs (Click through Rates) are making it difficult for them to survive in the advertising market. It is important to maximize the monetization of the apps with high fill rates and premium eCPMs. Becoming an app developer has become […] The post In-App Advertising: Best Way to Monetize Your Android App appeared first on Skyje.
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    RayOnStorage Blog

  • Object store and hybrid clouds at Cloudian

    23 Apr 2015 | 2:41 pm
    Out of Japan comes another object storage provider called Cloudian.  We talked with Cloudian at Storage Field Day 7 (SFD7) last month in San Jose (see the videos of their presentations here). Cloudian history Cloudian has been out on the market since March of 2011 but we haven’t heard much about them, probably because their focus has been East Asia.  The same day that the  Tōhoku Earthquake and Tsunami hit the company announced Cloudian, an Amazon S3 Compliant Multi-Tenant Cloud Storage solution. Their timing couldn’t have been better. Japanese IT organizations were beating…
  • Interesting sessions at SNIA DSI Conference 2015

    15 Apr 2015 | 8:23 am
    I attended the SNIA Data Storage Innovation (DSI) Conference in Santa Clara, CA last week and ran into a number of old friends and met a few new ones. While attending the conference, there were a few sessions that seemed to bring the conference to life for me. Microsoft Software Defined Storage Journey Jose Barreto, Principal Program Manager – Microsoft, spent a little time on what’s currently shipping with Scale-out File Service, Storage Spaces and other storage components of Windows software defined storage solutions. Essentially, what Microsoft is learning from Azure cloud…
  • Transporter, a private Dropbox in a tower

    4 Apr 2015 | 10:52 am
    Move over Dropbox, Box and all you synch&share wannabees, there’s a new synch and share in town. At SFD7 last month, we were visiting with Connected Data where CEO, Geoff Barrell was telling us all about what was wrong with today’s cloud storage solutions. In front of all the participants was this strange, blue glowing device. As it turns out, Connected Data’s main product is the File Transporter, which is a private file synch and share solution. All the participants were given a new, 1TB Transporter system to take home. It was an interesting sight to see a dozen of…
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    Tech Hamlet

  • Ubuntu 15.04 have been Released! Let's Dive in!

    Pubudu Kodikara
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:04 am
    Canonical have just released the latest version of your trusted Linux Distribution, Ubuntu 15.04. When the development started, many people thought this is the version we are going to get the new and improved Unity 8! But, unfortunately, Unity 8 didn't make it to Vivid Vervet. Like their previous
  • Top 3 Linux Distributions of 2015 : Ubuntu, Fedora and Arch!

    Pubudu Kodikara
    18 Apr 2015 | 9:11 am
    At the beginning of this year, I started a small survey to find out what are the most popular Linux distributions of I posted a poll in the OMG Linux...
  • Add Text to Stunning Images and Post in Social Media in 30 Seconds

    Pubudu Kodikara
    14 Apr 2015 | 5:50 am
    Sometimes we share interesting stuff on our social media accounts. Most of the time, we just type it in plain text and post. We have seen others posting their stuff nicely typed on top of a stunning photo. How did they do this? Do we need to have photo editing
  • Happy Sinhala and Hindu New Year! සුභ අළුත් අවුරුද්දක් වේවා!

    Pubudu Kodikara
    14 Apr 2015 | 4:37 am
    For all Sri Lankans, this is a very special day! According to our culture, the Sinhala and Hindu new year is today! The day where the whole country celebrates, do good deeds, eat with the family, start work, and perform many special tasks together! In Sri Lanka, we celebrate our
  • Elementary OS Freya is here! Download it now!

    Pubudu Kodikara
    11 Apr 2015 | 9:52 am
    Most of us waited for almost an year for this news! The Elementary team have spent almost an year perfecting the next version of their famous operating system. Say hello to Elementary OS Freya! Today, in a live event, the team have announced the final release of Freya and the
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    Geeky Stuffs

  • How to Spot Fake Apple Lightning Cable (Infographic)

    Shaan Haider
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:43 am
    If you are one of those guys who prefer to go through the user manual of your smartphones and tablets, you should be knowing that nearly every brand mentions in the user manuals that if you use the accessories other than the original ones or the ones made by the authorized partners then it can cause damage to your gadgets. It covers things like battery, charger, USB cables etc. There are many
  • Sony Xperia Z4 : Full Specs and Features

    Shaan Haider
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:02 pm
    After weeks of rumor and speculations, Sony finally unveiled its latest flagship device Xperia Z4 in Japan today. Sony Xperia Z4 comes with a 6.9mm thick metal frame body. To save the phone from dust and water, it comes with IP68 certification for dust and water resistance. The corners of Sony Xperia Z4 are built with resin to provide durability, strength and resistance to wear and tear. Few of
  • Huawei P8 : Full Features, Hardware Specs and Price

    Shaan Haider
    15 Apr 2015 | 1:07 pm
    In the previous post, we have already covered about the launching of the Huawei P8 Max which is having a huge 6.8 inch full HD screen, 13 MP camera, 3GB of RAM, 64bit 2.2 GHz octa-core processor and Android 5.0.2 Lollipop OS. In the very same event, Huawei also launched the Huawei P8 which is very much similar to Huawei P8 Max and even score more in some aspects. The highlighted features of
  • Huawei P8 Max : Full Features, Hardware Specs and Price

    Shaan Haider
    15 Apr 2015 | 11:43 am
    Screen size of smartphone is constantly increasing. Once a 5-inch screen size was enough to call a phone as Phablet. Then later Nokia launched Lumia 1320, Lumia 1520 and Huawei launched the Ascend Mate 7 which are having 6-inch screens. And now, Huawei went one step ahead and it's latest flagship device P8 Max is going to have the huge 6.8-inch screen. Huawei has recently launched the Huawei P8
  • Sony FDR-X1000V Action Cam - Full Features and Specs

    Shaan Haider
    14 Apr 2015 | 2:09 am
    Action cameras are getting more and more popular these days. GoPro cameras started the concept and now the major camera brands are also joining the league of the action cams. Sony is one of the most popular smartphone and camera brand and Sony has recently launched a series of Action Cams which comes with high specs and lots of interesting features. The recent in the series of the Sony Action
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  • Beauty Gadget Review: Philips Lumea Compact

    Sarah Lamb
    15 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    Ever wondered if the IPL hair removers are really worth their money?  Well I took the Philips Lumea Compact on a bit of a test run over the past few months to find out just that. Spring is on it’s way and the last thing us ladies want is hairy or stubbly legs.  We have ... Read more
  • Super Tough Glass Protector for Saving Your Phone!

    Sarah Lamb
    7 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    After my little monkey completely smashed the screen on my Nokia Lumia 930 I decided to research phone screen replacements to see how easy it was to just replace the screen on my phone.  I was surprised to find out that the Nokia Lumia 930 glass screen is actually glued to the LCD and digitizer ... Read more
  • Ted Baker Rockall On-Ear Headphones Review

    Sarah Lamb
    1 Apr 2015 | 9:53 am
    The Ted Baker Rockall On-Ear headphones have been out for a while now and I was lucky enough to give them a go from early on.  This review covers these headphones being tested over the period of 3 months. And I have to say I have not been disappointed. Style These headphones are by far ... Read more
  • Behind the Scenes with Lenovo at #MWC

    Sarah Lamb
    10 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    This week I have been fortunate enough to attend Mobile World Congress (MWC) with Lenovo. It has been a week of shiny gadgets, beautiful phones and much more. I have had access to executives and staff across a variety of different areas of both the Lenovo and Motorola business areas. Pretty much every question I ... Read more
  • An interview with the First Female Microsoft Apprentice of the Year

    Ed Jones
    5 Jan 2015 | 2:45 am
    The IT sector is an exciting, evolving and ever expanding market industry to work in. In fact, 500,000 new professionals will be needed in the UK over the next five years to fill the expansion in jobs and what is a growing skills gap. A great way to fill this void is through IT Apprenticeships. The Apprenticeship ... Read more
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    High Tech in the Hub

  • Book Review: Delivering Happiness

    Joe Kinsella
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:17 am
    I just finished Tony Hsieh’s book, Delivering Happiness, which is an autobiography of his tech journey from Illinois to the acquisition of Zappos by Amazon. As an avid reader of tech non-fiction, I can’t get enough startup stories behind the story. It’s great to get away from the sterile founding stories that go from idea to success with no interruption. The real stories are always messier, a lot less certain of themselves, and much more interesting. Tony’s book was a little off the beaten path for me since I was neither a customer of Zappos nor someone who followed his career. The…
  • Becoming Steve Jobs

    Joe Kinsella
    2 Apr 2015 | 6:59 pm
    Two things made me want to read Brent Schlender’s Becoming Steve Jobs after its release last week: 1) all the media talk from Apple insiders that this was the “real Steve Jobs”, and 2) its simple and compelling premise: exploring how a reckless and arrogant entrepreneur became one of the greatest business leaders of our time. While it was a good read, I couldn’t help but be slightly disappointed that it was more about the former (showing a new side of Steve Jobs) and less about the later (how Steve evolved). Let me dispense with what I didn’t like. If you read Walter Isaacson’s…
  • But What About the Hole?

    Joe Kinsella
    29 Mar 2015 | 9:50 am
    I've been reading Brent Schlender's Becoming Steve Jobs this weekend, which is being promoted as the "real story" of the Apple CEO. There is no doubt Walter Isaacson didn't make too many Apple friends with his Steve Jobs biography, which portrayed Jobs as a sort of brilliant but high functioning sociopath. I'll post a review when I'm done but felt the need to pass on this anecdote. The spring after the 1996 acquisition of NeXT, Larry Ellison saw the then Apple CEO, Gil Amelio, at a party and introduced him to Gina Smith, a technology journalist. By this time Steve Jobs had concluded Amelio…
  • The First Stand-up

    Joe Kinsella
    28 Mar 2015 | 8:51 am
    Every day across the tech industry, teams gather for daily stand-up meetings. While the structure varies by organization, the intent is the same: to provide status and identify blocking issues. While I have attended many stand-ups over the years, I have an odd footnote in my personal history: I was at the very first stand-up. The location was 25 Corporate Drive in Burlington, Massachusetts (current headquarters of Acquia), and the year was 1992 or 1993. I was a fresh-faced college graduate who had recently transferred to a small software team in Easel Corporation to join two talented…
  • Using Trello for Hiring

    Joe Kinsella
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:38 am
    Early in CloudHealth I used Trello as a quick and easy way to manage my time. Having a visual board gave me a sense of order that helped better manage my Lean validation. As time went on and the company was formed, I found new uses for Trello, such as managing my sprints, roadmap, personal to-do list and even product documentation. As we started ramping our 2015 hiring, our HR manager and I decided to try a new use for Trello: as a hiring board. The model we adopted was simple: cards as candidates and color-coded labels to denote our different sources (e.g. referral, recruiter, internally…
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    Jason Slater Technology News

  • Are Regular News and Events Headlines Helpful?

    Jason Slater
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:24 am
    Just over a month ago I ran an experimental daily article showing technology news headlines and upcoming events for the day. I was wondering if you found it useful and if you had any feedback about it? In case you ... Read More
  • Time To Make Your Website Mobile Friendly

    Jason Slater
    16 Apr 2015 | 5:44 am
    If you have been putting off making your website mobile friendly then it is time to do something about it – if you are interesting in Google Search that is. From 21st April 2015, Google Search say they will be ... Read More
  • Is A Tech-Free Zone The Key To A Good Nights Sleep–Part 2

    Jason Slater
    14 Apr 2015 | 6:14 pm
    I took the Silentnight “Tech-Free-Zone” sleep related challenge to see if reducing the amount of tech, and making other lifestyle adjustments, could actually improve my overall sleep pattern. The results were interesting and quite an eye opener. In the last ... Read More
  • Home Services Set To Become The Next Big Thing For Online Vendors

    Jason Slater
    14 Apr 2015 | 6:18 am
    Amazon recently announced Amazon Home Services in what they describe as “a new and simple way to buy and schedule professional services such as furniture assembly, house cleaning, and lawn care”. The idea is to take Amazons massive technical infrastructure ... Read More
  • Is A Tech-Free Zone The Key To A Good Nights Sleep?

    Jason Slater
    30 Mar 2015 | 3:26 am
    According to The Sleep Council March is “National Bed Month”. As they say, “It is the time of year when we like to remind everyone of the importance of getting a better night’s sleep and the role a good bed ... Read More
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  • [Review] What’s New in Windows 10 Build 10061?

    26 Apr 2015 | 11:35 pm
    UPDATE: The review has been updated for recently released Build 10061 of Windows 10 Technical Preview. Information about new features has been added with screenshots. Also don't forget to check out the changelog given at the end. We know that Microsoft's upcoming Windows operating system will be called as Windows 10 which was previously referred […]
  • [Fix] Google Chrome Showing XP Style Classic Blue Titlebar in Windows Vista, Not Using Aero Glass Theme

    26 Apr 2015 | 4:15 am
    If you are using Google Chrome web browser in Windows Vista operating system, you might have noticed that it no longer uses Windows Vista's default Aero theme to draw titlebar and the whole window frame. In older versions of Chrome, it used to utilize Windows theme to create window frame so users were getting Aero […]
  • [Tip] Customize Start Screen Tiles Background Color, Text Color and Logo in Windows 8.1

    25 Apr 2015 | 3:55 am
    When Microsoft introduced Start Screen and tiles feature in Windows 8 operating system, all tiles had same background color based on Start Screen's background color. But with the release of Windows 8.1, Microsoft changed this behavior. Now each tile has different background color based on the associated program's icon. In other words, the tile pulls […]
  • [Software Update] CCleaner 5.05 Now Available for Download

    23 Apr 2015 | 11:05 am
    Good news for CCleaner users! Piriform has released CCleaner v5.05 to public which comes with many improvements and changes mentioned in the changelog given at the end. CCleaner is a free system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. It removes temporary unused files from your system which helps your computer to run faster and freeing up […]
  • Windows 10 Technical Preview Build 10061 Available for Download

    23 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    If you are using Windows 10 Technical Preview version in your computer, here is a good news for you. Microsoft has released another new update Build 10061 of Windows 10 to public. The new build is available for download via Windows Update, so it'll be automatically downloaded and installed in all computers running Windows 10 […]
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    The Applied Materials Blog blogs

  • 50 Years of Moore’s Law

    16 Apr 2015 | 2:47 pm
    What are some of the innovations behind Moore’s Law? As technology advancement continues full steam ahead, Applied Materials recognizes and celebrates Moore’s Law on its 50th anniversary. Read more
  • Successfully Protecting Against Power Outages

    9 Apr 2015 | 9:19 am
    Applied’s superconducting fault current limiter has successfully limited faults that could have resulted in power outages in New York. Read more
  • Applied’s Place in the Universe

    20 Mar 2015 | 9:15 am
    The Diana Thater exhibit at the San Jose Museum of Art is stunning! Incorporating science, art, and display technology, visitors explore the universe in vibrant color and detail.Read more
  • Named a 2015 World’s Most Ethical Company

    19 Mar 2015 | 11:51 am
    I’m pleased to announce Applied Materials was once again named a World’s Most Ethical Company® by the Ethisphere Institute, a leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices.Read more
  • Applied Materials Receives Intel’s Preferred Quality Supplier Award

    17 Mar 2015 | 8:01 am
    For the 5th consecutive year, Applied Materials has been recognized with Intel Corporation’s Preferred Quality Supplier award.Read more
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  • Add Apps to Galaxy S6 Edge Information Stream to Launch Quickly

    28 Apr 2015 | 2:36 am
    Information Stream is a unique feature of Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge that allows you to view information like news, weather, notifications, etc. even when the screen is turned off. Although there is no native way to add apps to Galaxy S6 Edge’s ‘Information Stream’, the ‘QuickLaunch Feed’ app lets you... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • Turn Off Your Phone’s Screen by Swipe Up Gesture

    26 Apr 2015 | 11:39 pm
    Almost all Android phones’ screen can be turned off or turned on by pressing the power button or on some phones, just double taping on the screen (for instance, LG G3) can do it. However, not all phones has power button located in a convenient position, which makes it difficult to turn off the... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • How to Downgrade OnePlus One to Cyanogen OS 11 from Cyanogen OS 12

    26 Apr 2015 | 1:04 am
    This tutorial is intended for those who want to downgrade their OnePlus One to Cyanogen OS 11S from Cyanogen OS 12S. We will show you where to download stock Cyanogen OS 11 firmware for OnePlus One and how to install it on the phone with a single click. The Cyanogen OS 12 OTA (over the... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • Install TWRP Custom Recovery and Root Galaxy S6 (All Variants)

    24 Apr 2015 | 11:28 pm
    Samsung Galaxy S6 is an awesome smartphone with many features, but if you want to add new features, enhance performance, try out custom ROMs like CyanogenMod, customize with Xposed Framework or install certain apps, you need to have root access and custom recovery like TWRP or CWM on Galaxy S6;... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • Update HTC One Max (Global GSM/Verizon/Sprint) to Android 5.1 with CyanogenMod 12.1 ROM

    22 Apr 2015 | 8:35 pm
    HTC One Max (Global GSM/Verizon/Sprint) users can now update their phone to Android 5.1 Lollipop via CyanogenMod 12.1 custom ROM. HTC will not release Android 5.1 Lollipop update for One Max anytime soon, however users who are impatiently waiting for the new Lollipop OS can enjoy Android 5.1... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
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    Telecom & Technology Magazine

  • IT Services Companies Toronto: Get the Best Data Backup Plan

    27 Apr 2015 | 5:23 am
    Research shows that seventy percentages of small enterprises that experience an important data reduction get out of company in 2 yrs. This fact discloses a couple of things: the importance of business information to profits age group, and the value of support up information in the more effective possible way. When anyone’s organization only merchants details onsite, he must seek suggestion from the maintained services supplier that focuses on IT services companies Toronto to discuss offsite info storing. And if he talks with the provider, he will probably explore the following storing…
  • Haier – Launches Its Smartphone Lineup In Pakistan

    Bilal Sarwari
    13 Apr 2015 | 10:51 am
    Haier, a Chinese multinational home appliances and consumer electronics brand launches its Android based smartphone series in Pakistan. Haier has introduced Klassic, Persuit and Esteem handsets in Pakistan at the launching ceremony that held on Thursday. Attending the event was itself an honor. According to the President Ruba-SEZ Group Shah Faisal Afridi, this latest venture is aimed to offer superior quality smartphones at affordable price range to customers, and help them create an exclusive statement and adding a valuable addition to the already saturate mobile industry. The prior vision…
  • How To Select An International Courier Company?

    18 Mar 2015 | 9:33 am
    If you are a businessman, then for sure you must be aware about the importance of international shipping companies. If you have to ship a large amount of shipments to other countries for business purpose, then it is better to select the right international courier company. There are a number of international courier companies who have a big name in this field, but this doesn’t mean that they are the best and they will provide you top notch service, there are few exceptional companies which might not have the same reputation but their service quality is far better than the former companies.
  • Facts to Consider Prior Choosing Virtualization

    12 Mar 2015 | 11:56 am
    Cloud computing is not a new term for organizations. There has been a lot discusses or written on this technology. There has been noticed a rapid shift of in house infrastructure to cloud computing during the last few years. There have been numerous reasons behind this shift such as prevailing economic conditions that forced organizations to control or cut down their operational expenses and getting rid of unnecessary resources. Perhaps, one of the biggest reasons for this shift is outsourcing. Making Decision: Now, to finalize which option is best suitable for selection, it is of utmost…
  • Choosing an Automated Patch Management Solution

    2 Mar 2015 | 11:34 am
    One of the main duties every IT department is charged with is patch management. It is for this reason that all IT departments need a reliable patch management solution. Many people often wonder what the best approach is when it comes to patch management. It all depends on the infrastructure and design of a company’s network for both the future and the present.   There are currently two main divisions available when it comes to patch management solutions and each one has its disadvantages and advantages. You can choose to have patch management assimilated into a much bigger management…
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  • What3words The App That Addresses The World!

    David Allen
    28 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    It is amazing to think that even though we live in a connected world there are lots of places that are difficult to find and when it comes to deliveries that can be a real pain. This is what3words is all about and in order to do so they have created a world that is […]
  • Finally, Somebody Has Mashed Up Breakfast With A Pie!

    David Allen
    28 Apr 2015 | 3:17 am
    This looks like something that many of us have been dreaming of for long time! It’s a pie but not just any old pie this is a pie that is filled with everything that you would expect to find in a big breakfast. Yet you have the convenience of being able to eat it at […]
  • Teaser Trailer For Call of Duty: Black Ops 3!

    David Allen
    28 Apr 2015 | 2:34 am
    You can get down and dirty with the latest teaser for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, it shows some great action scenes just to get you in the mood for what to expect when the game is released later on in the year. We are thrown into a world of where robots and humans […]
  • Bad Land: Road To Fury Official Trailer!

    David Allen
    28 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    It is easy to confuse this movie with the latest Mad Max offering coming out soon; they both have Fury and Road in the title, while the setting is a post apocalyptic world. But that is where the similarities end as Bad Land: Road To Fury is a sort of western style science fiction movie, […]
  • Trailer For Mob Movie Black Mass!

    David Allen
    27 Apr 2015 | 8:28 am
    Take a step back in time to the 70’s with Black Mass, a gangster movie that sees the FBI convince Irish gang member to work with them in order to bring down the Italian gangs and their leaders. Based on a true story, it’s the Godfather, Goodfellas and American Gangster all rolled into one cool […]
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  • Predictive analytics could change online marketing for good

    Sarah Green
    27 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Back in 2013, Martin Zwilling announced that predictive analytics was a goldmine for startups, referring to a wide variety of applications such technologies may have. Indeed, as big data gets bigger and as processing technologies advance, the potential of using predictive analytics in different industries keeps growing. Correspondingly, the market expands too and, as suggested in a report by MarketsandMarkets, is estimated to grow at 25.2% CAGR to reach US$5.24-billion in 2018. This digit only implies that the pace at which the number of companies competing to offer this form of data…
  • First wins aplenty: the weekend motorsport roundup

    Andy Walker: Gearburn Editor
    27 Apr 2015 | 9:45 pm
    With a return of the WRC from a far-too-long lay-off, and three weeks until the next Formula 1 event in Spain, the motorsport world featured more dust and gravel than usual. In Richmond, it seemed that the clouds joined in as well, as yet another NASCAR Sprint Cup race was delayed (this time until the following day) due to inclement weather. Even so, the racing did get underway the following day and my, we saw some brilliant action throughout the echelons of the formulas and disciplines. And speaking of weather for ducks, the FIA World RallyCross Championship returned to a torrential downpour…
  • Tips from a successful Ghanian exit: Q&A with Saya Mobile founder Robert Lamptey

    Paul Adepoju
    27 Apr 2015 | 9:35 pm
    Last year, the Ghana-based developer of mobile messaging apps for feature phones, Saya Mobile, was acquired by Kirusa from the States. Founded in 2011, Saya has received wide exposure for its instant messaging app called Street Chat. The platform includes social network integration, location-based and group chat across multiple phone platforms including J2ME, Android and iOS. With a focus on over 30 high-growth markets in from Southeast Asia to Sub-Saharan Africa, Saya has become super popular by being responsible for cheap mobile messaging to people who do not have smartphones in emerging…
  • 10 movies that predicted and inspired the future of tech

    Lethabo Mokgatle
    27 Apr 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Since the days of Jules Verne — author of Around the World in Eighty Days, and the like – science fiction has been trying to predict the future, from the cars we drive (or fly) to the food (or pills) we eat. Science fiction has also opened doors to the future, even if we couldn’t walk through them just yet. Even so, people in the 20th century expected us present folk to be flying around in jet-packs or travelling on air with the latest flying cars as portrayed on some movies. Read more on Gearburn. Related articles‘Alien Isolation’ preview: prepare for fear2014…
  • Setting goals on social media is absolutely imperative

    Anton Koekemoer
    27 Apr 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Unbelievable as it may seem, you’ll still find many stating that social media marketing is a waste of time, money, effort, and how much it sucks. These are the people who started their campaign on the wrong foot and most likely don’t have a clearly laid out social media marketing strategy that aligns their business goals with their social media goals. These people should stop wasting time and learn how they can actually create a social media strategy that will work for them and that will yield an increase in their ROI. Social media is a powerful instrument on communication that…
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  • Smartphone app detects snoring

    28 Apr 2015 | 3:07 am
    Most people snore from time to time, but it can be a cause for domestic friction and can also affect your health. Now a team of researchers at the University of Washington claim to have developed a smartphone app to test sleep apnea – that’s snoring to you and me – in your own bedroom.… Read the rest
  • Microsoft's time to shine: The 5 biggest developments we expect from Build 2015

    28 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Microsoft, it’s time. For the past year the company’s promised that Windows 10 would finally turn the tide in the company’s favor. The chance to prove that starts Wednesday, as Microsoft’s Build developer’s conference opens in San Francisco.  We already know that Windows 10, which has been slowly revealed to us through a very public development process, aims to be a unified OS that will work the same on desktops, notebooks, tablets, phones, and more. On top of it will run a new breed
  • Dimitri is not happy with the TNW redesign, but there’s a happy ending

    28 Apr 2015 | 2:49 am
    Not everybody is happy with our new design (now in beta), but there’s a happy ending to this movie… Dimitri finds out about… This is our new website: Posted by The Next Web on Tuesday, 28 April 2015
  • Healthy eating platform provides one-to-one nutrition coaching via video

    28 Apr 2015 | 2:47 am
    Almond providers users with one-to-one, personalized guidance from nutrition experts via video chats and an app-based nutrition plan.
  • The Most Important Wikipedia Pages, From the First Open Wiki Ranking

    28 Apr 2015 | 2:45 am
    If you’ve ever wondered what the most important Wikipedia page was—about any topic—wonder no longer: a team of researchers has developed the first open Wikipedia ranking. Here’s what’s most important right now.Read more...
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  • YouTube turns 10

    23 Apr 2015 | 8:28 am
    Over the last ten years YouTube has become increasingly ingrained in our lives, creating its own celebrities that have following bigger than most popstars, and defining online video. When Google bought YouTube for $.165 billion in 2006, many thought that the search giant had paid over the odd for the service that had not turned a profit. However, then came the iPhone and the mobile revolution, where suddenly everyone had a camera in their pocket at all times, ready to shoot videos of their friends, activities, and anything that happens around them. Bandwidth improved just as the quality of…
  • Apple Watch versus Android Wear: who has won the Smartwatch war?

    Simon Jones
    2 Apr 2015 | 6:06 am
    Remember when tablets first came out and no one really saw the point, but they found their place? Well it seems the tech world is now making room for smartwatches. While some of the world may still be sceptical, at least five new watches are coming out this year hinting that Smart Watches will be taking centre stage in 2015. Now that Apple are finally playing catch up, the Android versus Apple battle commences once again and our friends at Mobile Phones Direct review the top 4 smart watches out on the market: Apple Watch, Moto 360, LG Watch G R and Kickstarter’s most successful project: the…
  • What is VoIP?

    Simon Jones
    20 Mar 2015 | 9:39 am
    Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), is a collection of technologies that allow people to communicate (voice, fax, SMS, voice-messaging) over the internet rather than through the dedicated public switched telephone network (PSTN), and is the direction in which all communication is travelling. The phoneline and phones in many people’s homes and businesses continue to use the similar technologies to those available a century ago, with analogue audio sent along a copper wire and only digitised about the phone company’s digital concentrator at the end of the road. However, we live in…
  • Compare the Market takes over Orange Wednesdays as ‘Meerkat Movies’

    20 Mar 2015 | 5:52 am
    Price Comparison website Compare the Market has taken over the idea of 2-for-1 cinema tickets with a new promotion dubbed ‘Meerkat Movies’. 5 million existing customers will have exclusive access to the discounts today, ahead of the offer launching nationwide on 3 April. Customers who have bought qualifying products through the Compare the Market website will be eligible for 2-for-1 cinema tickets every Tuesday and Wednesday for a year, with the tickets redeemable through a code on the Meerkat Movies app. Compare the Market Marketing Director Mark Vile commented: “We are in…
  • Thousands fooled by Facebook scam claiming to offer free Qantas flights

    16 Mar 2015 | 6:55 am
    More than 100,000 internet users have been fooled by a fake Qantas Facebook page, which claimed to offer free first class flights. The page attracted at least 80,000 likes and over 100,000 shares by claiming to offers travellers the chance to win free flights for a year, before it was taken down by Facebook. The fake page is designed to attract a large number of likes before switching into promoting other dubious products and services for which users had not subscribed. Despite selling pages being against Facebook’s terms and conditions, a page with more than 100,000 likes could attract…
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  • Western Digital My Cloud EX2100 Expert Series Review w/ Giveaway

    25 Apr 2015 | 1:39 pm
    For years I have had the motto that you can never have enough storage. However, that can get out of hand. When I got my first desktop external hard drive, the max size available was 500gb. Now this is still quite a bit of space, but when you are using it to back up several computers, […]
  • Business Marketing: 4 Ways to Reach Your Audience

    19 Apr 2015 | 6:42 pm
    As a business owner, getting the word out about your product or service is very important. Marketing is a key component of every business as it entices new customers to try your product or service and reminds existing customers to continue their patronage. Of course there are more traditional forms of marketing, which include print advertisements, […]
  • Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 Dual Band Wi-Fi Gigabit Router + Netgear N300 Range Extender Review

    14 Apr 2015 | 8:31 pm
    I have owned a lot of home internet routers over the years. Why? There used to be a time when I swore that they created them to be unstable and last only 1-2 years. It seemed like every router that I owned suffered from constant disconnects, or just one day stopped working. I’ve had this problem for […]
  • Skybell: Answer the Doorbell From Your Smartphone w/ Giveaway

    10 Apr 2015 | 2:31 pm
        Have you ever wondered who was at the door, but you did not want to get up to look? I work from home, and very rarely am I expecting anyone to ring my doorbell. I am not the “we are just stopping by” type. If you are coming over, I better know about […]
  • Eco-Friendly Apps to Help You Live Greener

    8 Apr 2015 | 12:15 pm
    Now that we know more about how products that we use from day to day affect the environment, many of us have decided to be more eco-friendly. If you are about that life, then you may be wondering how to ensure that you are remaining eco-friendly even when on the go. Well, we know that […]
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  • 7 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free downloads for a limited time (GREAT LIST TODAY!)

    Zach Epstein
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:45 am
    If you're looking for paid iPhone and iPad apps that are on sale for free for a limited time, you've come to the right place. Of the dozens of iOS apps that go on sale every day, we dig through and choose only the cream of the crop to share with our readers. Today, we've got a great list with seven paid iOS apps that are all free downloads right now. There are also still a few apps on sale for free in yesterday's post, so be sure to hurry and grab those before the sales end! Continue reading...
  • Did apps just start crashing constantly on your Android phone? Here’s how to fix it

    Zach Epstein
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:20 am
    Android has a checkered past when it comes to stability. The platform has made great strides in recent years, as have many third-party app developers, but there are still troubling issues that rear their ugly head from time to time. As such, the last thing we need is a botched update from Google that comes along and ruins things, even for users on KitKat and Lollipop, which are the most stable Android builds out there. But alas... Continue reading...
  • New Tidal CEO: Tidal’s disastrous launch was ‘absolutely fantastic’

    Brad Reed
    28 Apr 2015 | 5:55 am
    If there's one thing that just about everyone agrees on, it's that Tidal's launch event last month was a complete public relations debacle. It goes without saying that trotting a bunch of incredibly wealthy musicians on stage to pitch a music streaming service that's pricier than what's being offered by rivals such as Spotify and Pandora was not the best way to make a first impression. However, in an interview with The Wall Street Journal, new Tidal CEO Peter Tonstad said the company has no regrets about its choices for the launch event, which he described as "absolutely fantastic." Continue…
  • The most surprising thing we learned about the Apple Watch on Monday’s earnings call

    Yoni Heisler
    28 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    One of the more interesting tidbits to emerge from Apple's recent earnings conference call is that the Apple Watch may not be as profitable a product as some initially thought, at least at first. If you recall, one analyst went so far as to boldly state that Apple's new wearable might very well be Apple's most profitable product ever, with gross margins falling in the 60% or higher range. Continue reading...
  • Tim Cook gives international Apple Watch buyers the bad news they didn’t want to hear

    Chris Smith
    28 Apr 2015 | 4:45 am
    Apple is far from meeting Apple Watch demand, Tim Cook said on Monday during an earnings call,according to a transcript posted on SixColors. The company already managed to ship more Apple Watch units in the first weekend, and it’s working hard to improve supply. However, that means the Watch won’t be officially available in more international markets until a lot later than anticipated. Continue reading...
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    TechVorm » Mobile Arena

  • Swipe KonnectME With 4.5 Inch IPS Display Launched At Rs. 3,999

    Jatinder Paul
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:23 am
    Swipe Technologies has launched today Dual SIM KonnectME smartphonea running on Android KitKat 4.4.4 OS. Priced at Rs. 3,999, this device will be available exclusively on It is available in two colors – navy blue and ivory white. Konnect ME is the 4th device in the series from Swipe’s stable, the earlier ones being Konnect […] The post Swipe KonnectME With 4.5 Inch IPS Display Launched At Rs. 3,999 appeared first on TechVorm.
  • Qualcomm Announces Digital Marketing Program For Showcasing OPPO R5 With 4G LTE Connectivity

    Jatinder Paul
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:40 am
    Qualcomm Technologies today announced a marketing program to introduce consumers to the innovative technologies and differentiated features of the OPPO R5 powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor. This initiative aims to build awareness on the cutting edge technology, craftsmanship, differentiated features and capabilities of the OPPO R5 and thereby, enable consumers to make an informed […] The post Qualcomm Announces Digital Marketing Program For Showcasing OPPO R5 With 4G LTE Connectivity appeared first on TechVorm.
  • Intex Aqua Power+ With 5 Inch HD Display, 4000mAh Battery & Android L OS Launched At Rs 8999

    Jatinder Paul
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:55 am
    Intex Technologies has announced the launch of its latest upgraded Aqua Power series of smartphones, Aqua Power + today at an attractive price point of Rs. 8,999. It is now available in four premium colours – Black+Champagne, White+Champagne, Champagne, Black+Silver, and comes with a smart flip cover for free. This phone will be exclusively available at […] The post Intex Aqua Power+ With 5 Inch HD Display, 4000mAh Battery & Android L OS Launched At Rs 8999 appeared first on TechVorm.
  • Spice Stellar 519 4G LTE Smartphone With 5 Inch Display Launched At Rs. 8,499

    Jatinder Paul
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:07 am
    To make its presence felt in budget range of 4G segment, Spice Mobiles, one of  India’s leading mobile devices company today announced the launch of its first 4G LTE smartphone – Stellar 519 at an attractive price point of Rs. 8,499. This smartphone is available in Slate Grey and Steel Blue colors. The Stellar 519 features a […] The post Spice Stellar 519 4G LTE Smartphone With 5 Inch Display Launched At Rs. 8,499 appeared first on TechVorm.
  • Moto 360 Smartwatch With Metal Bands Launched In India At Rs. 19,999

    Jatinder Paul
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:37 pm
    Motorola has introduced the Moto 360 smartwatch with metal bands in India for Rs. 19,999. Like other devices of Motorola, this new metal band smartwatch will also be sold exclusively on Flipkart. The metal bands are available in light and dark chrome shades of solid stainless steel. The Moto 360 has iconic design and features a […] The post Moto 360 Smartwatch With Metal Bands Launched In India At Rs. 19,999 appeared first on TechVorm.
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  • How to Speed Up Windows PC’s Internet and System Performance?

    Robin C
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:43 am
    Microsoft Windows 8 is definitely the best operating system for Tablets and didn’t meet microsoft’s expectation on Desktops and Laptops from its users. It has got lot of bug fixes, improvements when Microsoft Windows 8.1 released for existing Windows 8 users. Addressing various user problems and issues microsoft made plenty of changes and Start menu is one of the top in the line. Though it has not bring back the full Windows 7 Start menu experience, microsoft did made some excellent changes to bring several essential and frequently accessed features to front. Desktop environment…
  • Best External Battery Power Banks for iPhone and Android Mobiles

    Robin C
    11 Apr 2015 | 12:15 am
    If there is one thing that mobile manufacturers are all same and so close together, it will be Battery Technology. Even the expensive iPhone has battery juice problems and Samsung took advantage of it few months ago by coming up with Wall Hugger commercial to tease iPhone users short battery life. Business users and people who use their smartphone quite heavy, always end up with red color battery indicators before the end of the day or before evening itself. That is the reason, people prefer External Battery Power Bank to charge whenever, wherever they are without any need of searching for…
  • CleanMyMac 3 Review, Is it a Good Cleaner App for Mac OS X?

    Robin C
    8 Apr 2015 | 8:32 am
    Macpaw’s CleanMyMac 3 announced yesterday with tons of improvements in the background without much change to its existing, easy to use Design and UI. You’ve never used this software before? Don’t worry, we have you covered with our Cleanmymac 3 Review with all of its Feature Highlights and details explored. Slow loading mac’s are not new and most of the users try to remove their existing softwares / apps installed or reinstall OS X to boost the speed of OS X. Which is definitely not the recommended way to do. CleanMyMac from Macpaw is an All-In-One utility to speed up…
  • Speedify Review and 40% Discount Promo Offer for Limited Time

    Robin C
    5 Apr 2015 | 11:55 pm
    From the Connectify team, here we have Speedify a revolutionary, new product. Speedify is a very easy to use and the best software to combine multiple Internet connections on Mac or Windows PC. It is an affordable best way to combine and use multiple Internet Connections to get high speed Internet performance in single computer. For example, you can easily combine your WiFi, 3G Dongle, 4G Dongle, DSL Cable to one solid high speed Internet line to use for Heavy file downloads and smooth and faster Internet performance on your Computer. If you are worried about your Internet Connection not…
  • Tweakbit PCSuite Review and 25% Coupon Code

    Robin C
    3 Apr 2015 | 5:05 am
    How easy it will be, if you can manage all your Windows PC Speed up and Performance related tasks at one place? No more Windows PC Hangs and Crashes. No more Slow Speed Issues, Slow Internet Problems or System Reboot problems with Windows 7 or Windows 8 PCs due to poor system management. We have found this one software that does plenty of essential system management tasks automatically to run Windows PC smoothly and keep your Productivity always at 100%. TweakBit PCSuite software is an all in one PC management utility that keeps your Windows PC Clean and well Optimized for Top Speed and…
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  • Technology That Helps Your Business Stay On Track

    Karan Israni
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:54 am
    From small businesses to big ones, there’s no doubt that you have some sort of technology that helps your business plug along. Did you know that it’s important to have some kind of program in place to help you keep track of the technology you do have? Think back to a time before computers and … Continue reading Technology That Helps Your Business Stay On Track
  • 18 Top Networking Sites for Startup Founders

    Karan Israni
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:47 am
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  • Identity Theft: Easier To Accomplish, Easier To Stop

    Karan Israni
    6 Apr 2015 | 7:29 am
    The idea of identify theft wanders in and out of public consciousness depending on a number of factors. If you or someone one know has been a victim, it’s probably on your mind. If there is a major movie released or book published that has identity theft in it, it’s probably on your mind. If … Continue reading Identity Theft: Easier To Accomplish, Easier To Stop
  • Myths About Project Management Busted By Hard Facts (Infographic)

    Karan Israni
    23 Mar 2015 | 11:46 pm
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  • How To: Optimize Your Drug Rehab Facility for Apple Watch

    Karan Israni
    20 Mar 2015 | 8:17 am
    With the brand new Apple Watch set to release at the end of April, more and more mobile users will find themselves relying more than ever on Apple’s voice command function, Siri. Searching on the go is going to be easier than ever for the average user. Siri focuses heavily on local searches – so if … Continue reading How To: Optimize Your Drug Rehab Facility for Apple Watch
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    The Recruitment Alliance

  • Why You Should Stop Wasting Your Time With Social Recruiting

    28 Apr 2015 | 1:58 am
    Originally published by Recruiting Daily There’s nothing new – or even remotely interesting – about the concept of social recruiting, yet for some reason that doesn’t seem to stop this industry from discussing and dissecting this passe, seemingly passing fad incessantly. In fact, I’m pretty sure we’ve been talking about social recruiting since 2007 – if not even earlier. If only MySpace or Google Wave had the same sort of sticking power. The innovators, influencers and instigators in our industry largely continue to sell recruiters on social, despite a pretty broad body of…
  • When Alan met Mark – How and why Smart Recruit Online is outperforming every other online recruiting platform

    24 Apr 2015 | 7:36 am
    Extracts from an exclusive interview with Mark Stephens, CEO and Founding Director of Smart Recruit Online. Alan Whitford, founder of RC Euro and ABTECH, interviews Mark Stephens to find out how and why Smart Recruit Online is outperforming every other online recruiting platform in terms of generating successful results. Alan: So what makes Smart Recruit so effective in filling jobs? Mark: It is the unique way in which we use the very latest technology and combine that with a deep understanding of candidate behaviours. It’s actually an educational process for many users, not only in how…
  • Freshen Up Your Recruitment Strategies!

    17 Apr 2015 | 4:31 am
    The team at CV-Library share their top tips on how to ensure your recruitment strategies are fully up to speed. Finding the right talent for your business can be a challenge. Good candidates don’t stay on the market for very long so you have to get your job opening in front of them as quickly as possible, meaning it’s always the right time to freshen up your recruitment strategies. First and foremost consider revamping your job descriptions. Taking the time to wordsmith your job posting can dramatically impact the number and quality of applications you receive. Also think about going…
  • The Ultimate Online Recruitment Guide – What does the current online recruitment landscape look like?

    14 Apr 2015 | 8:55 am
    Part 1 of a 10 part serialisation from a new book called The Ultimate Online Recruitment Guide, written and published exclusively for The Recruitment Alliance. Chapter 1 – What does the current online recruitment landscape look like? This may be fairly basic knowledge for some people operating within the online recruitment space, but it is essential for anyone looking to master their online recruiting strategy to understand who the operators are, the tools available and what the primary online recruiting channels are. The Operators There are many recruiters operating within the…
  • 10 Motivational Tips. Help Me, How Do I Get Motivated?

    8 Apr 2015 | 3:51 am
    When I’m at parties and people find out that I am a motivational speaker and sales training seminar leader, they often say something like, “That’s fab, can you motivate me?” Flippant questions aside, motivation is a huge part of what I do when I am consulting with companies to increase sales results and is essential if you want to build a high performance sales team or if you want to be a successful salesperson. Understanding how to motivate yourself to be proactive, positive and focused is critical if you want to be a sales superstar. Check out this email I received… Thank…
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    Future of Privacy

  • FPF Senior Fellow Peter Swire Provide Comments to the FCC on Broadband Consumer Privacy

    27 Apr 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Later today, Peter Swire, FPF Senior Fellow, will participate at the FCC’s public workshop on broadband consumer privacy. He also prepared written comments expanding on his thoughts. Professor Swire summarizes his research as follows: First, I examine the effect of the Section 222(a) definition of “proprietary information” as compared with the Section 222(c) definition of […]
  • Future of Privacy Forum Releases Statement on FTC’s Settlement with Retail Tracking Company

    Stephany Fan
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:15 pm
    “Today’s settlement by the Federal Trade Commission with Nomi, a mobile location tracking company, demonstrates the need for companies with emerging technologies to be clear about the choices they provide consumers”, said FPF Executive Director Jules Polonetsky. The need for transparent privacy policies in the field of mobile location analytics was the genesis behind the […]
  • Jules Talks Consumer Privacy and Location-Based Services

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:17 pm
    In a recent episode of Comcast Newsmakers, Jules discussed the many new ways that data about your location is being used — such as navigation or helping you connect with friends. He addressed what can you do to protect the privacy of that data? A conversation with Jules Polonetsky, Executive Director and Co-Chair of the Future […]
  • When Opting Out Isn’t the Answer…

    Brenda Leong
    19 Mar 2015 | 12:16 pm
    Opting-out, whether for testing or other activities, is getting a lot of press in the Education world right now.  Jules and I recently wrote for EdSurge on this topic…when it is, or isn’t, the right policy decision. The bottom line? “Opt-out rights should be an opportunity for parents to decline uses of data that truly […]
  • Comparing the Data Broker Bill to the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights

    16 Mar 2015 | 1:38 pm
    Considering the privacy concerns raised by data brokers, we thought it would be useful to compare how data brokers are treated under Senator Edward Markey’s recent data broker bill, which has considerable support from privacy and consumer advocates (as well as Senators Blumenthal, Franken, and Whitehouse), and under the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights. The different receptions […]
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    So Freaking Cool

  • The Weekend Refill, 4.19.15

    19 Apr 2015 | 5:35 pm
    Longer pieces from this week. Definitely not bathroom reading. Unless you have a severe case of diarrhea. - Tragic story of Christy Mack and MMA fighter War Machine [ESPN] - Trader in the wild [Businessweek] - 10 biggest Marvel heroes not yet seen in live action [Observation Deck] - The funny man behind Judd Apatow [NY Times Magazine] - The machines are coming! [NY Times] - Make millions (but there's a catch) [New Yorker]The post The Weekend Refill, 4.19.15 appeared first on So Freaking Cool.
  • Scented Duct Tape

    16 Sep 2014 | 8:37 am
    Duct tape comes in bland, boring gray and smells like adhesive. That's...booooring. Buy scented duct tape instead. Amazing smells like cupcake, grape, bubble gum, lemon and orange cream await you with these scented duck tapes by Duck Brand ($4). Each smell coincides with a similar color. If you're gonna use duct tape, you might as well have fun with it.The post Scented Duct Tape appeared first on So Freaking Cool.
  • Saw: The Complete Movie Collection

    16 Sep 2014 | 8:14 am
    Halloween's around the corner and the series of Saw movies probably can now be considered a classic. Watch all 7 Saw movies in a row with the Saw: The Complete Movie Collection on Blu-ray. Settle in with Jigsaw and make it a long weekend. The post Saw: The Complete Movie Collection appeared first on So Freaking Cool.
  • Moto X Where ‘X’ Stands for Excellent and Exemplary

    5 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    One of the best phones of last year keeps improving with its latest release. The new Moto X hits stores later this month with plenty of cool features. On the outside the Moto X shows off a sleek metal frame and a large 5.2-inch display with HD resolution. For video and photography lovers, it has a 13 megapixel rear camera and 4K video capture(!). The phone also includes four mics for improved sound capture. If you have 15 minutes to spare, you can use the turbo charging featuring to lock in a full 8 hour charge. Ah-maz-ing! Of course, the Moto Maker customization continues with the old…
  • Moto Hint Answers All Your Questions

    5 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    No one loves a know-it-all, but you just might like this one. The Moto Hint ($150) pairs with the Moto X and goes right inside your earhole. You can ask it for directions, weather, turn-by-turn navigation, receive and make calls, and dictate and send messages. It sounds like a virtual assistant. The accessory comes in fabric, leather and wood with subtle black and white accents. Front finishes include silver and black metallic. The future has arrived. In your earhole. Are you prepared?The post Moto Hint Answers All Your Questions appeared first on So Freaking Cool.
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    The Verge - All Posts

  • What you need to know about cameras

    Chris Plante
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:50 am
    I love my new camera, even though I have little understanding of how it works. I recently wrote about the Fuji X100T, which I swear is less complicated than its Terminator-esque name would have you believe. I love how it looks, how it feels, how its pictures look like the photographs I used to take on my mother's SLR. Plus, the X100T is so easy to use, that my not knowing much about its inner-workings, or even some assumed photography basics, doesn't prevent me from enjoying the experience of photography. In fact, it's been a belated re-entry point. Now, I want to know the nitty-gritty —…
  • Live Nation adds Bonnaroo to its collection of music festivals

    Micah Singleton
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:48 am
    Music industry powerhouse Live Nation has added Bonnaroo to its continually growing collection of festivals. The entertainment company purchased a controlling interest in the music and arts festival, which is held in Manchester, Tennessee, every year. Bonnaroo joins the over 60 festivals under the control of Live Nation, including Lollapalooza, Electric Daisy Carnival, and Austin City Limits Music Festival. Bonnaroo is one of the landmark music festivals held in the US, and had been run independent of a major corporation since its inception in 2002. Bonnaroo founders Superfly and AC…
  • YouTube to start making feature films with its biggest stars

    Jacob Kastrenakes
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:41 am
    YouTube is continuing to put money behind its community of video makers, and today it's announcing five new partnerships including one to begin making feature films this year. The feature films will be made in partnership with AwesomenessTV, which was purchased two years ago by DreamWorks Animation. Together, they intend to release "several" feature-length movies during the next two years, with the first targeted for this fall. The films will be "driven by YouTube stars" and developed by AwesomenessTV CEO Brian Robbins. Continue reading…
  • Mothers are buying breast milk online —because they don't have better options

    Lauren Zanoli
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:30 am
    Add this to the list of "things you can buy online": a stranger’s breast milk. Online milk exchanges — unregulated sites where breast milk is bought, sold, and donated — have taken off in recent years, with multiple websites facilitating transactions between moms with milk to spare and those in need. Despite the long list of milk-seeking ads by adult men — some simply pervy, others interested in the purported health powers of breast milk — researchers say the bulk of the market is moms unable to breastfeed or produce enough milk. Milk from untested sources, like the ones on online…
  • The Just Cause 3 trailer promises the open-world game of our dreams

    Chris Plante
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:26 am
    Five years after the release of Just Cause 2, one of the best and most underrated games of the previous generation, we finally see Just Cause 3. The footage follows plenty of teasing, from postcards to James Bond intro homages. It also follows the recent gameplay trailer for Mad Max, the other often-delayed open-world game from developer Avalanche Studios. There are some noticeable similarities, both games focusing heavily on vehicular combat, but for me, Just Cause 3's use of color helps it stand out against its cousin and the vast majority of blockbuster video games. In the footage, we see…
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  • Valve supports your game mod career

    27 Apr 2015 | 8:42 am
    Not only does Steam handle transactions for buying and downloading games from both big publishers and independent developers, but it also allows gamers to easily 'mod' their games to add functionality or change the game in weird and wonderful ways. Revenue generated from the mod will be split between involved parties. Until now, mods in the 'Steam Workshop' have had to be free.  In fact, the modding culture even away from Steam tends to lean towards free distribution even though some mods are huge collaborative efforts which are time-consuming and well-deserve at…
  • DirectX 12: Unlocking the Xbox One

    24 Apr 2015 | 7:42 am
    (Image Credit: CD Projekt Red) Yesterday we posted an article with details about the key benefits of DirectX 12, and we've since received a lot of questions regarding what features apply to Microsoft's console and to what extent the latest collection of graphics APIs will provide a boost to its capabilities.  The Xbox One uses an architecture by AMD, and therefore the benefits we detailed yesterday will apply to the console. DirectX 11 has been a limiting factor in development for Microsoft's console as developers have been forced to use it, whereas on the PC (and PS4)…
  • Opinion: Going native to go cross-platform

    24 Apr 2015 | 2:52 am
    (Image Credit: iStockPhoto/Charles Schug) We’d all love to be able to cut our workload by half, two-thirds or even more. The problem is, less effort often means a compromise on quality. For instance, developing applications for multiple platforms and devices using the same code across all environments often results in an app that is not optimised for the operating system, has less functionality, and delivers poorer performance. Although the developer Holy Grail is to “write once, deploy anywhere,” the app wrap ― additional coding ― needed to develop native apps poses too…
  • AMD opens-up about DirectX 12's key benefits

    23 Apr 2015 | 8:40 am
    There has been much discussion about the benefits of DirectX 12, but now one of the processor manufacturers which Microsoft has partnered with to provide the latest collection of powerful graphics APIs has provided more solid details about two of the major features which will help game developers deliver solid performance for their titles...  Async Shaders  Past versions of DirectX would limit the graphics queue to essentially a single thread, whereas it makes sense for graphics, compute, and memory functions to work simultaneously. Since…
  • Top seven free resources to learn Swift programming

    22 Apr 2015 | 4:22 am
    Swift is fast gaining strength as a new programming language simplifying the way codes are attempted and implemented on platforms like iOS and OS X. Acting similarly to its elder cousins from the Apple family, Swift works well with its roots offering you a new perspective of development with advanced features and factors of app development whilst it also means that it has a number of syntaxes that might be already known to you. Further, if you are ready to upgrade yourself with the new language that will certainly be a future to iOS app development, you have some amazing free resources to…
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  • Good Technology CEO hits back at Android for Work competitor claims

    27 Apr 2015 | 5:07 pm
    Picture credit: Good Technology Good Technology CEO Christy Wyatt has responded to claims from a competitor that the EMM provider ‘looks likely to run out of cash’, is not supported by Android for Work and competes with native email user experiences. Writing in a blog post, she notes: “I am not in the habit of responding to FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt), but in this case, I felt it important to set the record straight.” Good was a notable absentee on the list of partners for Android for Work at the time of its launch, with various competitors, including AirWatch,…
  • Transport for London beefs up its tablet deployments for employees

    26 Apr 2015 | 4:52 pm
    (c) Tablet usage among Transport for London (TfL) employees has almost doubled over the past two years, according to new data. The figures obtained by Veracode, which were released under a Freedom of Information (FoI) request, reveal 3,500 tablets were issued to TfL staff last year, compared to 1,766 in 2012. The number of mobile phones issued to staff has risen by nearly a third over a five year period, from 23,459 in 2014 to 15,935 in 2010, while laptop distribution was up 14% over the same time. Previous figures released under FoI legislation showed a marked increase in…
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